Rapper Lil Marlo has died after being shot in Atlanta on Saturday (July 11).
The Atlanta Police Department confirmed to Billboard that law enforcement responded to a single vehicle accident on the I-285 near the Benjamin E. Mays Drive overpass around 11:30 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found that the 30-year-old driver had been shot and was deceased.
“Atlanta Police Homicide investigators responded to the scene and immediately began their investigation,” a spokesperson for the police tells Billboard. “At this time, investigators believe the victim was the intended target of the gunfire and they are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting.”
Law enforcement did not identify the victim. However, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office told Billboard that it is investigating the death of Rudolph Johnson, which is the rapper’s legal name.
Billboard has reached out to the artist’s rep.
As news of Johnson’s death spread, Rapper Lil Yachty posted on social media in the early hours of July 12. “We just did a song 4 this morning smh rip brother @lilmarlo_1,” he shared on Instagram.