New Orleans police have nabbed a suspect in the murder of hometown rapper BTY YoungN, NOLA.com reports. YoungN, born Desmone Jerome, 27, was fatally shot in the early hours of Sunday, April 30 at a Shell gas station in Lil Wayne’s Hollygrove neighborhood.
Police are searching for 31-year-old Darryl Bannister Jr. Police have not provided a motive for the shooting.
Birdman was signed to Birdman’s Rich Gang/Cash Money Records, the Advocate reports.
Birdman took to IG to remember YoungN.
He posted a photo of YoungN in the studio while flexing with a guitar.
Birdman’s caption read, “#RIP @bty_youngn #BTY #gonebutnevaforgotten.”
YoungN revealed in past interviews he had already been shot five times. He was also once charged with second-degree murder, NOLA.com reports.
YoungN began making a name for himself for his eccentric lifestyle. He notably caught social media’s attention in December 2016 when he walked into an Audi dealership with a drawstring backpack full of cash.
Glenn Bell, YoungN’s cousin, was present at the crime scene. Bell told NOLA.com this isn’t the end of BTY YoungN’s rapper career.
“Rap is his career, not was,” Bell told Nola.com. “He’s going to live on.”
YoungN has a large catalog of music online. He has released numerous singles, including “Materialistic,” “Far From Over,” “It’s Whatever,” “When I Was” and more.
Watch music videos from YoungN below:
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