Atlanta-area sheriff’s officials said the hip-hop star was visiting a woman when a man in a “domestic situation” with her broke in and opened fire.
Rapper Trouble, best known for his music showing the grittier side of life in his hometown, Atlanta, was killed in a shooting early Sunday, authorities said. He was 34 years old.
Trouble, whose real name was Mariel Semonte Orr, died in a 3:20 a.m. home invasion at Lake St. James Apartments in Conyers, about 25 miles east of Atlanta, Rockdale County Sheriff’s spokesperson Jedidia Canty said at a news conference Sunday.
A suspect, identifed as Jamichael Jones, 33, of Atlanta, was being sought on warrants based on allegations of murder, home invasion and aggravated assault, Canty said.
In a post on Instagram on Sunday, Def Jam, one of the rapper’s record labels, shared condolences with Trouble’s family.
“A true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represented,” the post reads.
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Jones, the suspect, was involved in a “domestic situation” with the woman Trouble was visiting, and he and Trouble did not know each other, Canty said.
Jones apparently breached the woman’s residence and opened fire, striking Trouble in the chest once, Canty said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman, who was not identified, was not described as injured.
As fans used social media to grieve and express anger over Trouble’s death, Canty said, “I know there are a lot of people that are really upset right now.”
Canty said deputies were looking at all the suspect’s known haunts in an attempt to take him in to custody.
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