Ryan Bowers ‘Slashed His Own Throat Before Being Shot by the Police’

Ryan Bowers, an up-and-coming rapper from San Diego, was shot by police as he was armed with a knife on January 3. The incident occurred in the Midway neighborhood of the city. Authorities spoke publicly about the incident on January 7, according to Fox San Diego. Police Lieutenant Anthony Dupree told the media that police were called to a home on Cauby Street at around 9:45 p.m.

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A Friend Managed to Wrestle a Knife Away From Bowers

A person at that home told police they had managed to wrestle a knife away from Bowers. The person said Bowers had already used that knife to slash his own throat. When officers arrived at the home, a family member allowed them inside where they confronted Bowers. Lt. Dupress says that’s when Bowers produced another knife and pointed it at police. This led officers to open fire. Bowers was hit in the upper body, reports Fox San Diego.

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Performing at a private party on Sunset Cliffs tonight. Pull up!!

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Bowers rushed to a local hospital where he is described as being in life-threatening condition. The officer who shot Bowers has been named as Matthew Steinbach, a six-year veteran of the force, reports KGTV. Officials have said that Bowers ignored officer instructions to back up and that Steinbach opened fire as he feared for his safety. Three officers were present during the incident.


Nick Cannon Has Described the Shooting as ‘Hurting’ His Heart

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This honestly hurts my heart to have to post this right now, but I’m just requesting prayers and positive energy for my young guy! @RyanBowersOB has to be one of the most talented and gifted youngsters I’ve ever met but more importantly one of the most resilient and strong spirits I’ve personally witnessed. He had such a troubled and haunted journey when I first signed him that I wasn’t aware of because he did it all with a smile. One of the nicest and sincere kids you could ever meet. About 5 years ago I created a alternative rap group for him and @Kehlani along with a few other talented young artist called “PWD”. They were all so dope that I invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in them. They had amazing songs with @E40 @losangelesconfidential @djpremier and more. They toured with @therealtechn9ne and even performed on Wildnout, at SXSW and other festivals. And Bowers was the energy of the group, a writer, rapper, singer, skateboarder.😊! The kid could do it all, but like most of us he had his own demons and darkness that he struggled with. We would often talk about God and Spirituality and he got to a place where it all was confusing for him and he couldn’t trust anyone. I told him I would always have his back and would be there for him so when I got the call today that he slit his throat and then immediately after the San Diego police shot him numerous times. My heart sunk. Through the grace of the Most High Ryan Bowers is still here with us, but he needs your prayers and positive energy. I promise you if my guy pulls through I will make the world know him and appreciate his amazing journey and gifts!! I love you my dude! I know you are going to pull through! 🙏🏾

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On his official Instagram page, Nick Cannon said that Bowers shooting “honestly hurts my hearts.” Cannon says that he is “requesting prayers and positive energy for my young guy.” In the lengthy post, Cannon goes on to describe Bowers as “one of the most talented and gifted youngsters I’ve ever met but more importantly one of the most resilient and strong spirits I’ve personally witnessed.” Cannon said that Bowers has had a “troubled and haunted journey.” Cannon adds that he had no idea about Bowers’ problems because the San Diego rapper was always smiling.

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New song out now on my SoundCloud and YouTube. Produced, mixed, and mastered by me. Link in my bio. 🌙🕷🥀

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Cannon goes on, “The kid could do it all, but like most of us he had his own demons and darkness that he struggled with. We would often talk about God and Spirituality and he got to a place where it all was confusing for him and he couldn’t trust anyone. I told him I would always have his back and would be there for him so when I got the call today that he slit his throat and then immediately after the San Diego police shot him numerous times.” Cannon concludes by saying, “I love you my dude! I know you are going to pull through.”


Bowers Last Music Was Uploaded to SoundCloud in December 2018

Ryan Bowers’ last music was uploaded to SoundCloud in December 2018, a month before he was shot by the police. A GoFundMe page has been set up by Bowers’ friends to help to raise money for his recovery. The page reads in part, “Ryan has been going through his toughest times for the past few years. He is extremely talented and passionate about what he does, But has too much stress to be able to focus on what he loves; Music.”

The fundraising page goes on to say that “Ryan has spent the past two years rebuilding himself and trying to get on the right path.” Bowers’ father is described as a positive influence on the rapper. Recently, the page says, Bowers had been able to rent out his own space to create his own music studio. The goal of the page has been set at $10,000.


In September 2018, Bowers Posted a Photo of Mac Miller to Instagram

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Sometimes I wonder who the fuck I am too. 💔⛈

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On September 9, 2018, Bowers posted a photo of Mac Miller to Instagram with the caption, “Sometimes I wonder who the fuck I am.” Two days before that post, Miller was found dead of a drug overdose at his home in Studio City, Los Angeles. The coroner’s office determined that Miller died of an accidental drug overdose after he consumed fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.

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