Lil TJay was one in every of two individuals shot in New Jersey early Wednesday morning, simply weeks after declaring it was going to be “an excellent summer time.” In keeping with mypost.com, the Bronx-born rapper was struck a number of instances at The Promenade in Edgewater. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Workplace stated cops responded to studies of pictures fired on the location simply after midnight. Once they arrived, they found 21-year-old Lil TJay, whose actual title is Tione Marriot, with a number of gunshot wounds. Antoine Boyd, 22, was additionally discovered with a single gunshot wound, officers stated. Each had been transported to an space hospital for therapy.
Officers didn’t launch their circumstances, nonetheless tmz.com reported that Lil TJay underwent emergency surgical procedure. Officers stated the capturing occurred after Mohamed Konate tried to rob Lil TJay, Boyd and a 3rd individual the rapper was with, 24-year-old Jeffrey Valdez.
Each Valdez and Boyd every had an illegal weapon on them on the time.
Konate was arrested in a while Wednesday by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Workplace and the New York Police Division. His extradition to New Jersey is presently pending, officers stated, studies nypost.com.
He is charged with three counts of tried homicide, three counts of armed theft, two counts of possession of a weapon for an illegal goal and fourth-degree aggravated assault.
Boyd and Valdez had been each charged with illegal possession of a weapon and had been being held on the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack awaiting an preliminary listening to.
In an Instagram submit simply two weeks earlier than he was shot, the rapper posted a video of himself dancing shirtless with a giant chain with the caption “dis gon be an excellent summer time.” Fellow artistes and athletes supplied their prayers for the wounded rapper.
“Pray for my lil bro lil Tjay,” tweeted hip-hop star French Montana.
About Lil TJay
Lil Tjay is a Bronx-born rapper with over 7 million followers on Instagram. He rose to fame on Soundcloud and was signed by Columbia Information in 2018. His debut album, ‘True 2 Myself’ peaked at No. 5 on the US Billboard 200.