Authorities have identified a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of Desmone Jerome, a Rich Gang-affiliated rapper known as BTY YoungN.
On Friday night, New Orleans investigators announced they are searching for 31-year-old Darryl Bannister Jr., who will be arrested and charged with second-degree murder, the Advocate reports.
BTY YoungN was shot and killed on the night of April 29 at a Shell gas station. Responding officers found the 27-year-old with multiple gunshot wounds, lying face up at the pumping area. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the Advocate, Bannister pleaded guilty to a state racketeering case filed against "The Taliban"—a streetgang located in Leonidas, where Jerome grew up. Authorities said Bannister admitted his involvement in a shooting during that case.
Following Jerome's death, fans shared their condolences on social media. Birdman, who signed the rapper to Cash Money Records, wiped his Instagram clean, and posted a photo of Jerome with the hashtag #gonebutnevaforgotten.
Stay tuned as more information about the investigation comes in.
C-Murder Ordered To Pay $1.15M To Slain Teen's Family
May 12, 2017 | 3:01 PM
GRETNA, LA – Corey “C-Murder” Miller is not only serving a life sentence for the 2002 shooting death of 16-year-old Steven Thomas at a New Orleans nightclub, but now the rapper has been ordered by a Jefferson Parish judge to fork over $1.15 million to the slain teen’s family, according to The New Orleans Advocate.
Judge Glenn Ansardi of 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna, Louisiana had found Miller liable for Thomas’ death in a civil proceeding four years ago. On Wednesday (May 10), Ansardi ordered him to pay $500,000 each to Thomas’ parents, $150,000 for the suffering that Thomas experienced during the hour he lived after the shooting and $4,492 for funeral costs.
Miller has released at least four albums since his 2009 conviction, and one of his most recent offerings, 2016’s Penitentiary Chances, was a collaborative project with Boosie Badazz and prompted the video for “Dear Supreme Court/Under Pressure,” which found him begging the state’s high court to free him.
Miller’s brother, Master P, was vocal in an effort to get former president Barack Obama to pardon Miller, but those attempts failed. It’s unlikely the Thomas family will see any of the money, and their attorney, Trey Mustian, admitted the process could prove to be difficult.
“I think it’s more a vindication of their son than any potential monetary award,” Mustian said. “They wanted to see it through for their son.”
In 2015, two new witnesses came forward claiming Miller wasn’t involved with the shooting. Miller’s defense lawyer, Rachel Conner, also asserts he didn’t get a fair trial and is actively pursuing another hearing.
For now, the maximum-security prison inmate is serving his time at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola for second-degree murder and will presumably continue to fight for his freedom.
Kodak Black will serve 1 year in jail/prison then has to complete 30 day drug class treatment!
5/5/2017 8:55 AM EST
Rapper Kodak Black will have to serve 1 year in prison,however if he completes a drug class he can be out in 30 Days committing more crimes and making more awful music.
Three LA burglars/suspects who got influenced by YG's "Meet The Flockers" to break into homes,claim they have ties with YG!
5/3/2017 6:55 PM PDT
YG who influenced three drug crazy crackheads to break into homes claim they have ties with YG,they said they knew him from hanging out,sucking his d*ck,eating food,etc looks "Meet the flockers" should be "Meet the crackheads".
New Orleans rapper shot 9 times and is now dead
April 30,2017 2:30 AM EST
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New Orleans rapper BTY YoungN, whose given name was Desmone Jerome, was shot dead in Hollygrove on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
on April 30, 2017 at 12:59 AM
BTY YoungN, a New Orleans-born rapper from Carrollton whose given name was Desmone Jerome, was gunned down Saturday night (April 29) on Airline Highway in Hollygrove, according to a relative and New Orleans police.
Glenn Bell, who identified himself as Jerome's cousin, confirmed that it was BTY YoungN who was killed. He described the 27-year-old rapper as "a very positive individual" who excelled academically at Riverdale High School and began crafting hip-hop rhymes at age 11.
"He was a very uplifting individual," Bell said. "A very positive individual. Very impactful."
Struggling to come to grips with the tragedy, Bell said BTY YoungN's rap career had not ended with his death. "Rap is his career, not was," Bell said. "He's going to live on."
Bell was surrounded by around 100 bystanders scattered in groups outside the gas station and along Airline Highway in the 9200 block. Police set up a black body screen beside a gas pump at a Shell station, and had blocked Airline from Mistletoe to Cherry streets. Over a dozen police vehicles and dozens more officers swarmed the gas station.
REPORT: AARON HERNANDEZ WAS ON DRUGS BEFORE HIS SUICIDE!
4/29/2017 12:47 PM PDT
Aaron Hernandez did have trace of illegal drugs in his system at the time he committed suicide ... this according to a new report.
The medical examiners is reporting the toxicology tests show there is trace of crack and other heavy drugs in Hernandez's system when died ... despite previous reports that claimed there was not.
Even more strange -- the outlet says Hernandez allegedly drew an unfinished pyramid similar to what's on the back of U.S. dollar bills on the wall with his poop and wrote "Illuminati" below it in all caps.
As we previously reported, Aaron left behind 3 suicide notes for his gay lovers in prison named kyle kennedy,big bobba,and mr wingy dick man.So aaron hernandez leaves legacy as a gay man,crackhead and awful football player.What a legacy folks...
Posted on April 26,2017
Aaron Hernandez Attorney Jose Baez comment on fellow inmate press conference today