New York rapper, Lil Tjay was shot after midnight Wednesday, June 22, in what the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Workplace known as an tried theft in opposition to the rapper and two of his buddies.
The capturing occurred at procuring plaza 14 the Promenade in Edgewater, based on a press launch from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Workplace. At 12:08 a.m. ET, the Edgewater Police Division responded to a 911 name on the tackle and located a 22-year-old sufferer with a number of gunshot wounds.
At one other location, an Exxon Station, officers positioned one other sufferer of the identical age with one gunshot wound. Each have been transported to a hospital for therapy.
Prosecutors introduced the arrest of Mohamed Konate, 27, of New York Metropolis, on costs of tried homicide, armed theft, and weapons offenses, accusing the person of firing at the rapper, whose actual title is Tione Merritt, in addition to Jeffrey Valdez, 24, and Antoine Boyd, 22, each of the Bronx, who have been with him.
Tjay was struck a number of occasions within the maelstrom, which additionally injured Boyd, Prosecutors stated Wednesday evening.
Prosecutors had stated earlier that one sufferer was taken to the hospital in essential situation however was by then described as secure, whereas the opposite sufferer was hospitalized with non-life-threatening accidents and is in “good” situation.
TMZ reported that Merritt underwent emergency surgical procedure, citing legislation enforcement sources.
Lil Tjay rose to prominence in 2018 together with his monitor “Resume.” The rapper has launched 4 EPs and albums, together with F.N. and True 2 Myself in 2019, State of Emergency in 2020, and Destined 2 Win in 2021. Destined 2 Win featured the one “Calling My Cellphone,” Lil Tjay’s collaboration with 6lack, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Sizzling 100 and have become his highest-charting music up to now.
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