Rapper Trouble killed at friend’s home in home invasion
An early Sunday morning gunshot claimed the life of Atlanta rapper Trouble, who was best known for songs that depicted the gritty side of life in the city. He was 34 at the time of his death.
Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jedidia Canty said Trouble, whose actual name was Mariel Semonte Orr, died in a 3:20 a.m. home invasion at Lake St. James Apartments in Conyers, some 25 miles east of Atlanta.
An Atlanta man, identified as Jamichael Jones, 33, was being sought on warrants based on charges of murder, home invasion and aggravated assault, according to Canty.
Def Jam, one of Trouble’s record labels, conveyed their sympathies with the rapper’s family in an Instagram post on Sunday.
In a Facebook post, the city’s mayor describes him as “A true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represented,”
Canty added that Jones, the suspect, was in a “domestic situation” with the lady Trouble was visiting, and he and Trouble had never met.
According to Canty, Jones broke into the woman’s home and started shooting, hitting Trouble once in the chest. At the spot, he was pronounced dead.
The unidentified woman was not reported to be wounded.
“I know there are a lot of people that are really upset right now.” Canty added as fans took to social media to vent their grief and sorrow about Trouble’s death.
It was reported by Canty that deputies were searching for the suspect at all of his known locations.