Most of the affidavit filed by Detective Joshua Mixon in support of the charge is redacted, including the section of facts of the case. The court records do not indicate when Boogie is scheduled to appear for a hearing.
According to Vice’s Motherboard, Boogie2988 said he had been stalked by Frank Hassle prior to the incident. He told the news site, “If I had to do it over. I would do things differently.”
He added, “I don’t think I would have opened the door. I think, in retrospect, it was a mistake to open the door. You know, I certainly do not want to shoot anybody. I certainly absolutely do not want to kill anybody. I hate that I was put into that situation.”
You better DEFEND Boogie2988 !!! https://t.co/APDKcHBQY0 pic.twitter.com/xDKK1MxFJD
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) May 11, 2021
Before the incident, Hassle, who often posts videos on social media showing him confronting people while filming with a GoPro, and Boogie appeared on video with Keemstar before the incident. During that interaction, Boogie told Hassle, “This is not f****** funny to me. I am not participating willingly in this. I told you to f****** leave me alone, and I will fucking end you if you step foot on my f****** property, Frank.”
Keemstar posted a video supporting Boogie after sharing news of the arrest warrant. He added, “I do not have any side in this conflict. I just simply tweeted what was going on. And I hope for the safety of everyone on both sides. War is never good. Innocent people die.”
Boogie2988 Responded to the News of the Charge on Twitter, Saying ‘I Am Gonna Do the Right Thing & Do It by the Book
So news circulating around me: can’t really comment for obvious reason. Thank you and anyone for support in this situation tho. I am gonna do the right thing and do it by the book. Glad to cooperate with authorities. Heading home today to do so.
— boogie2988 😭🤡 (@Boogie2988) May 11, 2021
On Twitter, Boogie2988 responded to the news of the charge against him. He wrote, “So news circulating around me: can’t really comment for obvious reason. Thank you and anyone for support in this situation tho. I am gonna do the right thing and do it by the book. Glad to cooperate with authorities. Heading home today to do so.”
He also joked about the old driver’s license photo used by the sheriff’s office on its website in the warrant database. Boogie tweeted, “Damn why they use this 8 year old photo of me.”
Boogie2988 added in another series of tweets, “Just want to say thank you to those of you who have supported me at one time or another over the years. Bigger thank you to those who support me still now and with what’s going on. Thanks for watching, I love you very much, and I will speak with you again soon. … This has nothing to do with suicide or anything for those who might think that. Just logging off social for a few days to resolve all that cop stuff.”