Rapper stabs K-9, fatally shot by police


The San Jose Mercury News

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Aziz Howard Raqmond James, a 24-year-old Santa Cruz rapper who grew up in Watsonville and Aptos, was considered a rising star in the Bay Area hip-hop community.

But James – known to audiences as Almighty Aziz – became suddenly violent at a party last weekend, according to relatives and friends. He stabbed two friends and a police dog, then was fatally shot by Santa Clara police officers.

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