Doe B real name Glenn Thomas joined T.I.’s music label this summer and was killed Saturday in his hometown of Montgomery, Ala. College student Kimberle Johnson, 21, was also killed in the gun play that wounded six others.
A young rapper who was a member of T.I.’s Grand Hustle was killed in a shooting at a bar in Montgomery, Ala., Saturday morning.
Doe B, born Glenn Thomas, and Kimberle Johnson, 21, also of Montgomery, died after gunfire erupted at the bar around 1 a.m., police said.
The 22-year-old rapper signed with superstar T.I.’s, Grand Hustle label just this summer.
“RIP to my lil brother Doe B. We gon miss u,” T.I. tweeted early Saturday morning. “U’ll never be forgotten & U WILL NOT DIE IN VAIN. We Love U champ. Always.”
Thomas was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Cops are still investigating the incident and had yet to release further details Sunday.
Six other people were wounded by gunfire and are in stable condition.
The tragedy could have been prevented — but security guards failed to checked for weapons.
Centennial Bar and Grill owner Nicole Bankhead told the Montgomery Advertiser that standard procedure is to check all patrons for firearms on entry. There are signs at the establishment’s entrances that says all weapons are banned from the premises, she added.
The bar and the surrounding area have had multiple shootings in the past seven years, the newspaper reported.
Bankhead said she does not plan to reopen the business, which was closed by police after the shooting.
Mayor Todd Strange said there is “clear evidence that continued operation of this establishment poses an imminent threat to the public’s safety,” in a statement.
DJ Frank White of Montgomery, who managed Doe B.’s career, said the entertainer wasn’t performing at the time of the incident.
Student Kimberle Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene and rapper Glenn Thomas was transported to Baptist Medical Center South where he was later pronounced dead.
The musician wore an eye patch due to being shot in the eye several years ago. He drew a lot of attention this summer after releasing his “Baby Je$us” mixtape.
Doe B had two young children and a third on the way, White said.
The other victim, Johnson, was a junior at Troy University majoring in social work, according to a statement from the school.
Source: NY Daily News