Lil TJay was one among two individuals shot in New Jersey early Wednesday morning, simply weeks after declaring it was going to be “a superb summer season.”
The Bronx-born rapper was struck a number of occasions at The Promenade in Edgewater. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office mentioned cops responded to stories of pictures fired on the location simply after midnight.
When 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 mentioned.
Both have been transported to an space hospital for therapy. Officials didn’t launch their circumstances, nevertheless TMZ reported that Lil TJay underwent emergency surgical procedure.
Officials mentioned the taking pictures occurred after Mohamed Konate tried to rob Lil TJay, Boyd and a 3rd particular person the rapper was with, 24-year-old Jeffrey Valdez. Both 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 Office and the New York Police Department. His extradition to New Jersey is at the moment pending, officers mentioned.
He’s 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 have been each charged with illegal possession of a weapon and have 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 Records in 2018. His debut album, “True 2 Myself” peaked at No. 5 on the US Billboard 200.
In an Instagram post simply two weeks earlier than he was shot, the rapper posted a video of himself dancing shirtless with an enormous chain with the caption “dis gon be a superb summer season.”
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, based on 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 Year’s Eve on prices 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 superstar bondsman Ira Judelson.