News: Rick Ross Collaborator Killed In Drive-By Shooting
Monday, Oct 20, 2008 1:00PM
23 year-old, up-and-coming rapper Toro
, who has appeared on the track
"Ride" with Rick Ross
, was fatally shot in Miami over the weekend.
According to the Miami Herald, the Opa-locka bred rapper (born Derek Johnson) was
inside a Cadillac Escalade on Saturday (October 18) morning around 4
a.m. with another man in Northern Miami-Dade County, as a silver sedan
passed by riddling the vehicle with multiple bullets.
After the gunshots went off, Toro's vehicle excelled forward bursting through the wall of a local home. Nearly destroying the house, the family who inhabited the residence came out unharmed.
While both men were hit, Toro's friend was the only survivor, escaping with a minor injury.
Toro's grandmother Addie Baldwin is still in disbelief from losing her grandchild.
"I'm in a state of shock," Baldwin told the Herald. "He was easy going, everybody loved him -- we thought."
Despite his grandmother's love and admiration for him, Toro prided himself as a rapper inspired by infamous criminals.
"I'm not influenced by rappers I'm influenced by gangsters," he wrote on his MySpace page
As of now, no suspects have been identified by police.