A suspect has been arrested within the tried homicide of New York rapper Lil Tjay, who was shot simply after midnight on Wednesday and underwent emergency surgical procedure.
Bergen County prosecutors mentioned Mohamed Konate, 27, of New York Metropolis, was in custody after allegedly taking pictures and killing the 21-year-old rapper, whose actual identify was Tione Merritt.
New Jersey police additionally arrested Jeffrey Valdez, 24, and Antoine Boyd, 22, each from the Bronx, who have been with the rapper, allegedly with a weapon when he was shot outdoors the Edgewater mall.
Regulation enforcement sources informed TMZ that the “Name My Title” anchor underwent emergency surgical procedure and is recovering, “however he’s not out of the woods but.”
Officers mentioned the taking pictures befell close to the Metropolis Place mall in Edgewater, the place there have been two filming areas — one at a Chipotle restaurant and one other at a close-by Exxon fuel station.
When police arrived, they discovered Lil Tjay with a number of gunshot wounds.
Boyd was additionally shot throughout the confrontation with Konate, however officers mentioned the accidents weren’t life-threatening.
Konate was charged with three counts of tried homicide, three counts of armed theft and a sequence of weapons and assault counts and shall be extradited to the NYPD.
The younger rapper has grown quickly in recent times, with 7 million followers on Instagram and two studio albums with Columbia Information, which reached the highest 5 on the Billboard 200.
His 2021 music Calling My Title reached quantity three on the Billboard Sizzling 100.
Lil Tjay additionally has 4.65 million subscribers on YouTube, and his new son In My Head has greater than 12 million views in two months.