Pastor Troy Song Cited in Murder Investigation, Rapper Responds

pastor-troy.jpgA song by Atlanta rapper Pastory Troy has been connected to the murder of two North Carolina police officers. Suspect Demeatrius Montgomery is accused of shooting officers Sean Clark and Jeff Shelton to death in the Timber Ridge apartment complex in Charlotte on March 31. According to the Charlotte Observer, police last week executed search warrants on Montgomery’s residence and collected samples of his DNA. One of the items listed on the warrants was a music CD with the Pastor Troy song “Murda Man” which investigators believe the suspect was listening to while drinking alcohol prior to the shooting. When a warrant is executed, police are required to produce an inventory list of all items seized. According to the list provided after the search police confiscated a plastic baggie, a bottle of Paul Masson Brandy, photos, tobacco, some mail and cigarettes. No weapon or CD was recovered.

In a recent statement on the shooting, Pastory Troy offers his condolences to the officer’s families and addresses and the alleged involvement of his music.

“The senseless murders of officers Sean Clark and Jeffery Shelton in East Charlotte, NC on March 31st was a horrible tragedy. Thankfully police have apprehended and charged a suspect, Demeatrius Montgomery, with two counts of first-degree murder in their deaths.

Through reports from the media and police, It has come to the attention of hip hop artist, Pastor Troy, that the police speculate that the suspect was possibly listening to his single, “Murda Man” shortly before the shooting.

The fact that Pastor Troy’s music has been linked to this terrible heartbreak is very unsettling to him.

My condolences go out to the families of officers Clark, Shelton and the family of the suspect. This album came out in 2005 and through out my career I have never been involved in an incident like this. It is ridiculous to blame Demeatrius Montgomery actions on my music. We don’t know what he was going through.

Although this tragedy occurred, it is irrelevant that the suspect listened to rap music before the shooting.

Even more unsettling, it seems that the media are helping the suspect by trying to establish a defense for him in this murder and excuse his actions. Stating that he drank brandy and listened to rap music before the shooting seems almost like the blame is being put on the alcohol and the music and not on the individual who committed this atrocious crime.

It is troubling that the media continues to associate Pastor Troy’s name to this crime. Troy wants peace for the families involved and has asked that the media stop linking his name to this horror in the press.”

  • Tha Ace

    that’s some stupid shit, about like when that kid killed a cop and blamed it on 2pacalypse Now. Although i could see it a lil bit more with the content of pac’s first album.

  • GEROLD

    THATS WHAT HE GETS FOR ALL THOSE DAMN VIOLENT LYRICS, HE IS GIVING TEH MEDIA AND EVERYONE ELSE A REAON TO STEROTYPE..

    EVEN IF THIS SONG DID NOT CAUSE THE DEATH OF THE POLICE HE DAMN SURE INFLUENCE OUR YOUNG BLACK MALES WHO SEE HIM AS A STEROTYPE………….

    DO NOT SUPPORT HIM OR VIOLENT RAP…

    PURCHASE DEAD PREZ IF YOU WANT REAL HIP HOP….

    DO SAY TEH N WORD OR TEH B WORD AND DO NOT CALL OUR SISTAS HOES..

    BAN AND DO NOT SUPPORT THIS GARBAGE..

    THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOU PARTICIPATION

  • blakjustice30

    You reap what you sow

  • Tha Ace

    yeah purchase dead prez so you can hear about pizza delivery men gettin stuck up
    gerald you are borderline retarded to believe any of what you say and to believe anybody will do it

  • TRZT

    This is fu**ing retarted.
    Trying to blame shh like this on rap music is lame so please stop making yourself look like idiots.

  • Dipset

    GEROLD Says:

    April 17th, 2007 at 1:16 pm
    THATS WHAT HE GETS FOR ALL THOSE DAMN VIOLENT LYRICS, HE IS GIVING TEH MEDIA AND EVERYONE ELSE A REAON TO STEROTYPE..

    EVEN IF THIS SONG DID NOT CAUSE THE DEATH OF THE POLICE HE DAMN SURE INFLUENCE OUR YOUNG BLACK MALES WHO SEE HIM AS A STEROTYPE………….

    DO NOT SUPPORT HIM OR VIOLENT RAP…

    PURCHASE DEAD PREZ IF YOU WANT REAL HIP HOP….

    DO SAY TEH N WORD OR TEH B WORD AND DO NOT CALL OUR SISTAS HOES..

    BAN AND DO NOT SUPPORT THIS GARBAGE..

    THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOU PARTICIPATION

    ^^^ Gerold:

    Are you a “Bitch” cuz you sound like a “Hoe”. Soft ass “Nigga”. lol…

  • Big Tone

    People we have to do better with our music. They are trying to use every little incident, every litte mishap, and every negative thing that happens, and blame it on rap/hip hop music. They really want to do away with it and it is songs like “Murda Man” that give them the leverage they need to do something like that. They want a reason to blast rapper and the music they make and the artist don’t even see it. They’re going to mess around and they’re going to limit what rappers can and cannot say. Which is BS when you have rock and rollers talking about killing themselves, cutting themselves, and things like that. Next I bet the news and media will try to say that Asian guy who shot up and killed those 33 people at Virginia Tech was listen to 2Pac or Biggie. WTF????

  • steve-o

    I decided to test the investigators theory…so i just listened to that song…and guess what….i didn’t murder anyone….i didn’t even get the urge.

    • gamefkdup

      Lolll

  • jacksonville bangem

    i agree wit dipset bitch ass soft nigga. pastor troy on that real shit some cant handle that shit….real niggas stand up fuck niggas killa ya self

  • Ziggy

    Gerald your the master of gay ass traffic.

  • Ziggy

    Gerald your the master of gay ass traffic.!

  • DJ

    ight blammin someones murders on rap wasnt dat shit like settled that we are too desensatized to the media to do dat anymore damn dawg if u gon kill a cop den there is utin wrong wit yo head or da police were doin him on some rodny king shit… das just fucked up man and gerold wtf is wrong wit u?

  • Caine

    Gerold – To each its own pimpin. If you wanna backpack rap yoself to def, dats on u, but you can’t sit there and call Troy garbage cuz he violent. Naw I take dat back, for some of his violent lyrics. Music is derived from emotion playa. Can u honestly say u feel the exact same way 24-7, 365? Get real…

  • killafab

    nowadays everything bad that happen they blame it on Hip Hop like Hip hop gave them guns and shit.
    hip hop is simply the reflection of society so what they see thet rap about it.

    • gamefkdup

      Real Talk

  • HollyHood

    I believe music has a great influence on people. U can see that by how we dress, how talk, how purchase shit we really can’t afford. So I partially agree that he could of beenn listen 2 Trop and got amped up 2 murk a nigga, but he already had 2 b thinking about murdering somebody, he already had the motive and the intend on doing so, and Troy song might of just gave him the balls 2 go through wit it. I listen 2 Gangsta Shit all day and all night but I ain’t killed nobody, but I been n a situation where my best friend was murdered and on the way 2 our house they was listening 2 some gangsta shit 2 go through wit the shit. Its not a good feeling 2 c ur best friend get murder and later on n life have 2 explain 2 his son what kind of man his pops was. Its real out there pimp.

  • http://xxl.com YounGuttaAkaBlaqueCzar(longliveDaking)MW

    Uhhhder…That really made no sense, Pastor troy is the suspect cause his cd sitting der.. dats like Someone being Shot and 50′s gatman is sitting der on the table? Fuck outta here.. Pastor neva did it…

  • http://xxlmag.com King

    Fuck that shit anybody can listen to music and feel like kill’n somebody but blam it on an artist Pastor Troy is not the killer fuck the police.

  • Frank Grimes

    I drink brandy and listen to “gangsta rap”, not once have I ever thought about killin’.

  • kayleezy u kno who it is

    man i hope these aint the real fuck nigga 50 cent and pussy ass pussy boy prodigy which is i doubt cuz if so yall fuck niggas aint had no hit in a min yo self! the thing p troy is the truth and hatas all up on his dick like a stripper! i’ll b his down ass bitch cuz i’m a rida fo mine nigga ask about me. and get yall niggas wigs pushed back. what real nigga u know and bout kno dat aint bout no play these other nigga niggas play with hoes and chase bitches down to sing to em fuck nigga! yall niggas dun made me mad! fuck g-unnot! nigga dsgg for all the real ga boyz and guhs! look for a bitch cuz im comin!

    • Nitty

      …you sound like a typical e-Gangster,LOL..not sure if you even read the whole article (or if you can even read) cause I don’t know why you brought up 50 and P’s name on an article relating solely to Pastor Troy..SMH, your posts are full of nothin but mindless rambling..I mean, damn..educate yourself before you decide to post on ANY forum ever again lol..

  • kayleezy u kno who it is

    yall niggas out to get grammys some ole hollywood hoes and shit while real niggas out to get money and stayin tru while we doin it. dats the definition of a real nigga. pussy niggas can suck a dick and die!!!!!!

  • kayleezy u kno who it is

    gerold u a puusy ass nigga thats what u is and i oughta hit u with da heat fuck boy! do yo mama kno u gay???

  • GA Boi

    Gerald must be white. i bet he listen to country music. the next thing we’ll hear is how he was listin to some sad ass country music bout losin his girl and best friend, and he’ll prolly drive drunk and kill somebody! Kill ya self dude!

  • gamefkdup

    This is stupid; how you gonna blame PT 4 wat the guy did, seriously? just a poor excuse to put a black man in jail. PT doing good got some fame & cowards r jealous of that so what they try to do?? ruin him that’s all they want FUCK EM!! The fact that he was listening to Troy should never even have been mentioned let alone considered as a motive. Although I can see How hype da guy coulda been listenin’ to Murda Man always gets me CRUNK! But that still doesn’t explain his actions; It’s one thing to think about doing something, it’s another to grab the gun & pull the trigger! Peace Out Troy, Still the underground Southside King! WELL UN HUH!!!!!!!!!