It was days ago when it was announced authorities arrested the suspect deemed responsible for the murder of Trill Entertainment rapper Lil’ Phat.
Three of four suspects who allegedly had a role in the murder of the Baton Rouge rapper are now in custody, including former Russian mobster Mani Chulpayev.
Chulpayev allegedly ordered the hit after the rapper, born Melvin Vernell III, told police the mob boss leased him a reported stolen vehicle two days before his passing,according to WSBTV.
Rap protege Lil’ Webbie took to Instagram to praise God for the arrest of Phat’s murderer.
“God don’t sleep… RIP PHAT!” the caption of the photo read.
Rapper Lil’ Phat, born Melvin Vernell, III, was shot and killed Thursdays, June 7 outside Atlanta, Ga., The Atlanta Journal- Constitution reports.
Lil’ Phat, known for his affiliation with Louisiana rappers Lil Boosie and Webbie, was reportedly gunned down outside Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs, Ga. He was brought in the hospital’s E.R. where he was later pronounced dead.
Hospital officials placed the facilities on lockdown after gunshots rang out. There were reportedly two suspects running away from the scene, according to witness statements obtained by police.
Sen. Charlie Bethel (R-Dalton) happened to be in the hospital during the confusion, The Atlanta Journal- Constitution reports.
Bethel told the Atlanta Journal- Constitution he was there to visit his “brother and sister-in-law.”
“My wife’s family had baby today at Northside Women’s Center – and as we arrived, there was a disturbance in the parking lot,” he said.
“As we entered the hospital, we were escorted to an empty patient room with other visitors,” he said. “Another family said that as they were beginning to leave, they heard shots and were hurried back into the hospital.”
Rapper Webbie wrote from his official Twitter account, “RIP TO MY LIL BROTHER PHAT! LIFE SO F**KED UP! TRILL4LIFE.”
Watch WSBTV on coverage of arrest below:
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