News: UPDATE: J.R. Writer Breaks Silence On Shooting, "I Was Gonna Play Dead"

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009 5:45PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Dipset associate J.R. Writer has addressed his near-fatal shooting from over the weekend and said he was a victim to a stray bullet whic nearly killed him.

Writing via a statement, Writer detailed what exactly went down Saturday (October 10) night.

"I was in front of the studio I been recording out of for the past three months in the Bronx, when two bum a** n*ggaz stepped to me and a couple of my dudes with guns," he wrote in a statement. "For what? I still have no idea. They wasn't trying to rob nuthin', they looked more like they was going to kill something," he continued. "None of us was strapped, we actually thought we was in a low spot in the BX. On top of that we been coming there for the past three months with no problems working on my album and new mixtape. When we saw the look on his face and heard him say 'now what, what now' it sounded more like a beef then anything else so we got up out of there. That's when he let off two shots our way, which, one of the shots hit me and I dropped. He then starting shooting at my peoples and running towards them. When I saw that I was gonna play dead but I said 'H*ll no' and picked myself up and got across the street where my n*gga Plat was running back towards my way. The shooter looks back and sees me limpin' across the street with my n*gga Plat and starts runnin' towards us like he was going to finish me off till he heard police sirens and ran off. I am doing OK now, just trying to recover. The doctor says I was lucky the shot didn't hit any major artery or bones it went through the back of my thigh and exited through the front. It was a .45 so that would of really f*cked me up." (XXL Mag)

Juelz Santana has also shared his surprised reaction to learning about the shooting.

"That's crazy, I didn't hear about it," he said in an interview upon learning about Writer's situation. "D*mn, I don't know. It's dirty out there in the streets." (All Hip Hop)

Writer initially confirmed reports of being shot over the weekend yesterday morning.

Details are still releasing, but Diplomats affiliate J.R. Writer has confirmed to HipHopDX that he was shot last evening, in Bronx, New York. Both Writer's and his brother, rapper Fred Money's Twitter accounts alerted fans yesterday. At last report, both rappers were presently signed to Babygrande Records. (Hip Hop DX)

He also hinted at his near death situation via Twitter on Sunday.

"Thank the Lord I'm Alive, they tried to kill ya boy.," he wrote. (J.R. Writer's Twitter)

No further details have been released as of now.

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