Rapper Lil Snupe was gunned down in Winnfield, Louisianna at the age of 18. Snupe, whose real name was Addarren Ross,was murdered at the Maplewood Apartments last week according to police reports.
Authorities had named a suspect in the killing last week and said the motive for the cold blooded murder was a video game.
The Shreveport Times reports that the suspect, Tony Holden, has turned himself to police. The 36-year-old man faces first degree murder charges, armed robbery, and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The incident, which resulted in the rapper’s death, allegedly involved a dispute over a video game, according to police.
The AP reported that the singer had two gun shot wounds to the chest.
It was not immediately known whether Holden had a lawyer and no bond has been set.
Hundreds packed the Jonesboro-Hodge High School auditorium Saturday to pay their final respects to Lil Snupe’s family.
Meek Mill, who was Snupe’s mentor was in attendance, he looked visibly shaken up and wearing sunglasses for the majority of the service.
“I’m never one to talk (at funerals),” Mill said when presented with a resolution from Jonesboro Mayor Leslie Thompson. “I saw something in him. His demo tape spoke to me. I saw myself in him.”
Meek Mill signed Lil Snupe to Dream Chasers last year after listening to his mix for 20 minutes.
Speaking to MTV Ross said:
“He was in a van, they was finna pull off. And I went and knocked on the van, on the window. They let the window down, grabbed the mix tape and it was like 10 minutes later, 20 minutes later they called me.”
Emotions ran high when a letter, from Ross’ father who is in jail, was read at the funeral.
“He came from nothing,” Charlie Brown wrote. “He taught the young to never make excuses. When the doors open for me, the world will forever hear Lil’ Snupe!”