News: Meek Mill Protégé's Murder Investigation Heats Up, Another Suspect Arrested
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 11:55AM
Weeks after Meek Mill's protégé Lil' Snupe had his life cut short by gun violence, new reports claim a second suspect has been arrested in connection to the murder.
According to reports, a 21-year-old Louisiana resident is currently behind bars.
Winnfield Police have made another arrest in the murder of Addarren Ross also known as Lil' Snupe. On July 3, authorities booked Edrick O. Stewart, 21, of Monroe, into the Winnfield City Jail on one count of manslaughter, according to Winnfield Police Lt. Charles Curry. No bond has been set for Stewart. (Shreveport Times)
One of Snupe's alleged shooters gave himself up last month.
The man accused of fatally shooting Addarren Ross, the rapper known as Lil' Snupe, surrendered to authorities today. Tony D. Holden, 36, of Winnfield, turned himself at 10:15 a.m. today at the Winnfield Police Department. Police Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter and Assistant Police Chief Russell Jones took Holden into custody without incident, police Lt. Charles Curry said. Holden has been booked into Winnfield City Jail on one count each of first-degree murder, armed robbery and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. No bond amount has been set. (Shreveport Times)
In late June, a funeral service for the Maybach Music Group associate took place.
Hundreds of mourners gathered this weekend to pay their final respects to Lil Snupe, the promising 18-year-old rapper who was shot and killed earlier this month. According to the Shreveport Times, the teen's funeral service was held on Saturday at Jonesboro-Hodge High School in Lil Snupe's hometown of Jonesboro, La. Mourners reportedly began arriving three hours before the service began. Rapper Meek Mill, who had signed Lil Snupe (born Addaren Ross) to his DreamChasers record label last year, was among the many attendees. (Huffington Post)
In light of the violence, SOHH reached out to Louisiana's Webbie to get a take on his state's violent notoriety.
"You know, I'm from Baton Rouge, New Orleans is about an hour away," Webbie told SOHH. "Shout-out to the Hot Boys. Hurricane Katrina went through New Orleans, it went through Baton Rouge, and violence goes on everywhere. Baton Rouge is murder capital of the world. Shout-out to all the kids, all I can do is tell them to stay in school and try to be somebody. It's real out here. If you ain't real, don't go out there. It's crazy. It's crazy, man. Pray up. You have to stay prayed up and focused, man." (SOHH)