News: Producer Shawty Redd Arrested On Murder Charge, Accused Of Fatal Shooting
Saturday, Jan 2, 2010 12:31PM
Hit producer Demetrius "Shawty Redd" Stewart has reportedly been arrested on murder charges relating to a fatal shooting that took place in his home on New Year's Day.
While details are still coming in, Redd is reportedly in police custody.
Police said a music producer is accused of shooting a man to death in his Henry County home Friday morning. Demetrius Lee Stewart -- also known as Shawty Redd -- is accused of shooting a man after an argument turned physical at Stewart's home in Hampton. (My Fox Atlanta)
Information on the shooting has also leaked online.
Henry County Police Captain J. Bolton said Stewart is accused of shooting a man in his Hampton home. Police say they do not know the name of the victim and are checking his fingerprints to obtain an identity. The victim was shot once following an argument that turned physical, according to police. Stewart is in the Henry County jail and is expected to be in court Saturday. (NBC 11 News)
The producer is known for working with a range of big rap stars.
Stewart is credited for much of Young Jeezy's early success with his stellar production on several introductory mixtapes including Can't Ban the Snowman, Tha Streets Iz Watchin and Trap or Die, where he produced such standouts as "Jeezy the Snowman", "Over Here" and "We Luv Ya". For Jeezy's platinum-selling 2005 Def Jam debut, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, Stewart produced "Trap or Die" and "Get Ya Mind Right", among others. (Examiner)
Last year, Redd spoke with SOHH about receiving a Grammy nod for producing Snoop Dogg's "Sexual Eruption."
"It hasn't hit me yet," Shawty Redd confessed. "Right now, I'm real happy about it. I just hope I win. Snoop actually had a chance to hear it and he wanted to buy that record from me. At the time I had a deal on the table for that record so I told him I'd just make him one like it and I came up with 'Sensual Seduction.'" (SOHH)
No further details have been announced as of now.
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