Rapper Huey Dead at 32 from Fatal Shooting

Huey, a rapper known for his 2007 hit song “Pop, Lock & Drop It,” has died at the age of 32 following a fatal shooting.

Per a press release issued by St. Louis County police Sgt. Benjamin Granda, the musician — born Lawrence Franks Jr. — was one of two men shot at a home in the city of Kinloch, Missouri, on Thursday night. Franks later passed away at a hospital around 11 p.m.

The second man, 21, also wounded, showed up at the Ferguson Police Department and was transported to a nearby hospital. The victim is expected to survive.

Granda believes as many as 10 other people were present near or around the scene at the time of the shooting.

The incident is currently under homicide investigation. Any witnesses with information are encouraged to contact authorities.

Per TMZ, Franks was reportedly the target of a triple homicide back in 2009 in St. Louis, and was told by a concert promoter to pull out of a show because of the alleged threats.

Franks released two studio albums in his career: “Notebook Paper” in 2007 and “Redemption” in 2010.

He is survived by his 13-year old daughter.

May he rest in peace.


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