The Atlanta rapper, whose real name was Mariel Semonte Orr, was shot and killed during a home invasion early Sunday (June 5) at Lake St. James Apartments in Conyers, about 25 miles east of Atlanta, according to a spokesperson for the Rockdale County Sheriff’s office.
Jamichael Jones of Atlanta has been named as a suspect. Police have issued an arrest warrant for the 33-year-old on allegations of murder, home invasion, and aggravated assault, reports NBC News.
Jones was involved in a “domestic situation” with the woman Trouble was visiting, and he and Trouble did not know each other. Jones apparently breached the woman’s residence and opened fire, hitting Trouble in the chest once. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following the tragedy, Trouble’s peers took to social media to share their condolences including Drake, T.I., Juicy J, Gucci Mane, Bow Wow, Monica, and Mike Will Made-It, who executive produced Trouble’s 2018 album Edgewood.
“Happy to be able to have met u laugh wit u make history with you and give u a real opportunity you deserved,” Mike Will wrote. “Still 1 of my favorite rappers out the city, rest easy broadie.”
Trouble’s label, Def Jam, also celebrated him as a “true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represented.”
Mannnn you had my crying laughing at P party bruuu , real solid individual , shit crazy we gotta post this shit , i swear I hate the devil man and he out here working overtime . praying for your family and peace my brother ! Thugliffffe pic.twitter.com/DkEnPkejzT