LonnieDaGoat, popular rapper from Baltimore, shot dead at age 24

LonnieDaGoat, popular rapper from Baltimore, shot dead at age 24

The hip-hop community is reeling from the loss of popular Maryland rapper Delon Bushrod Jr. – known by his stage name LonnieDaGoat – who was gunned down earlier this week in Baltimore. He was 24 years old.

The tragedy came to a head Tuesday morning after police responded to reports of a man unresponsive in block 2800 of Bookert Drive in Cherry Hill, The Baltimore Sun reported. By the time they arrived, Baltimore City doctors had already pronounced the victim dead at the scene, after which her mother, Kia Fenner-Bushrod, later confirmed her identity to authorities.

Fenner-Bushrod was reportedly worried after her son, who called her every night, stopped responding to her calls, CBS Baltimore reported. She subsequently saw a Facebook post about a dead body in Cherry Hill, after which she showed up at the scene with a photo of Bushrod Jr. that featured his tattoos, which is how the police identified the dead rapper.

“It was just a void in my heart right now,” his mother said. “I just want people to remember my son as a talented young man whose life was cut short by someone’s stupidity.”

"My family is not doing well at the moment.  we are not good" said the mother of the dead rapper Kia Fenner-Bushrod. "It's my only child."
“My family is not doing well at the moment. We’re not good,” said the murdered rapper’s mother, Kia Fenner-Bushrod. “It’s my only son.”
Facebook/Kia Fenner Bushrod

It is still unclear when the would-be hip-hopper was shot dead, however residents of Bookert Drive reported hearing a single gunshot the night before.

Authorities have not identified any suspects in the murder and are asking anyone with information about the killer to call police at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7 Lockup.

The identity and motive of Bushrod Jr.'s assassin  are not yet clear.
The identity and motive of Bushrod Jr.’s assassin are not yet clear.
Instagram/LonnieDaGoat

At the time of his death, LonnieDaGoat boasted a YouTube channel with over a million views and nearly 4,000 subscribers with a strong following among young fans. In a post, the rapper said he wanted to project a “positive image for the youth”. He also frequently played his songs – many of which reference Cherry Hill – in Baltimore schools.

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Bushrod Jr’s family remembers the late lyricist as ambitious, charismatic and blessed with incredible musical abilities.

“Your talent? It was otherworldly,” Fenner-Bushrod said.

Bushrod Jr.  he was popular with Baltimore's youth and frequently performed in schools across the city.
Bushrod Jr. he was popular with Baltimore’s youth and frequently performed in schools across the city.
Facebook/Delon Bushrod

“My brother was destined for greatness,” described the rapper’s heartbroken sister, Deairra Bushrod, 22. “He loved writing music.”

Fenner-Bushrod announced on Facebook that the family is holding a candlelight vigil for “Lil Delon” on Saturday, September 24 at 6:30 pm. She asked mourners to bring “black and gold balloons and candles” to honor her son.

Source : nypost.com

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