Lil TJay was one in all two individuals shot in New Jersey early Wednesday morning, simply weeks after declaring it was going to be “a superb summer time.”
The Bronx-born rapper was struck a number of occasions at The Promenade in Edgewater. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Workplace stated cops responded to studies of photographs fired on the location simply after midnight.
Once they arrived, they found 21-year-old Lil TJay, whose actual identify 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 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 particular person 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 afterward Wednesday by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Workplace and the New York Police Division. His extradition to New Jersey is at the moment pending, officers stated.
He’s charged with three counts of tried homicide, three counts of armed theft, two counts of possession of a weapon for an illegal objective 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.
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.
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 a superb summer time.”
He was scheduled to carry out on the Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park in American Dream Mall on July 22 in addition to a slew of music festivals in Europe, in accordance with SeatGeek.com and tour dates posted to the rapper’s web site.
Fellow artists and athletes supplied their prayers for the wounded rapper.
“Pray for my lil bro lil Tjay,” tweeted hip-hop star French Montana.
The “Run It Up” rapper was busted in Brooklyn in 2020 after cops discovered a cache of weapons in a Cadillac Escalade he was using in after it was pulled over.
He was arraigned on New Yr’s Eve on fees of legal possession of a weapon, legal possession of stolen property and illegal possession of marijuana. He was sprung on a $50,000 bond posted by celeb bondsman Ira Judelson.