Tru Life, who was once signed to Jay-Z‘s Roc-A-Fella label, reportedly turned himself into authorities last night (June 23) for first degree murder charges.
Though details on his turn-in are few, reports hit the net which claim Tru Life surrendered to police.
We just found out that NY rapper Tru Life has turned himself in last night for a 1st degree murder charge. Our prayers go out to Tru and his family. (Vlad TV)
The fracas that left one teen dead, was linked to gang activity surrounding Tru Life’s brother.
Gang members looking to avenge the shooting of a drug dealer stabbed two men – one fatally – in a Manhattan apartment building lobby Monday, police sources said. Investigators believe five men were waiting in parked cars and jumped their victims when they stepped into the lobby just before 9:30 a.m. Jason Black, 30, and an 18 year-old man each suffered several stab wounds to their chests and faces. The teenager – whose name was not released – died a short time later, while Black is listed in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital. Investigators believe he was shot as part of an ongoing fight between Black and the brother of rapper Tru Life, a budding hip-hop star. (New York Daily News)
Tru Life’s brother has been associated with other high profile violence cases, including an altercation with Tru Life rival Cam’ron.
According to investigators, the men retaliated against the earlier shooting of a man named Michael Slater. The man authorities say is a suspected drug dealer was shot in abdomen outside nightclub Pacha, and is listed in critical condition. The brother, whose name has also not been disclosed, was first introduced to hip-hop fans in 2007 courtesy of the punching incident between then rivals Tru Life and Cam’ron. According to various reports, the brother joined Tru Life in confronting Cam’ron outside of Club Stereo and after an escalation of words and some reports alleging the brother even threatened to shoot up the venue, Tru Life assaulted the Dipset founder with a single punch to the face. (AllHipHop)