Shawty Redd Arrested on Murder Charges, Awaiting Court Date Next Week

Young Jeezy’s longtime producer Shawty Redd was arrested and charged with murder last Friday (January 1) according to the Associated Press.

The 28-year-old beatmaker, born Demetrius Lee Stewart, is being accused of shooting Damon A. Martin, 35, during an argument in his house just outside of Atlanta. As of press time Redd’s relationship to the man is unknown.

The ATLien is currently being held without bond in the Henry County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court on January 12.

Shawty is known for his signature dark production work throughout Jeezy’s three solo albums, including such standout songs as “Thug Motivation 101,” “Trap or Die” and “Who Dat,” but his biggest hit to date is Snoop Dogg’s laid back slow jam, “Sensual Eruption,” which was nominated for two Grammy awards in 2008. Most recently he collaborated with Jeezy’s former enemy Gucci Mane on his major label debut, The State Vs Radric Davis.

Stay tuned to XXLMag.com as more details become available on the case. —Elan Mancini

  • yungMunie

    HAPPY new year!!!

  • zone3 prodigy

    Sounds like self-defense!!! Keep ya head up Shawty…

  • Ladidadida

    i wanna hear some more details bout this case cuz someone with as much to lose as redd prolly aint pullin out the strap unless his life is in danger

    • http://federalranga.blogspot.com Federal Ranga

      Co-Sign… And he’s young with quite a bit of work ahead of him… I know he wouldn’t just fuck it up for the hell of it…

      But I’ve been wrong about niggaz fighting before…

      Commission!!!
      E-17 up! youtube.com/federalranga

  • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

    Not familiar with either one of them, but I can tell you that certain people in my town are mad as hell at Redd. Damon “Choppo” Martin’s son already issued an ill-advised death threat over at VladTV in the comments section (sorry about your loss but that’s a felony, man!).

    Seeing that it happened on New Year’s Eve, I think booze and whatever else might’ve played a role. Choppo really looked out for Shawty Redd in the past so this whole thing is pretty confusing.

  • Caino

    why the fuck he have a gun on him? Stupid man , just plain stupid , especially when he has money to get out the ‘hood’ ! if he did it, he deserves whats coming to him! Another gifted person throws away said gift!

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    IDK.

    Let’s see what the deal was. Might be a Jayson Williams part 2.

  • sean_izzle

    he looks a bit like J-Hood! well we hope e didnt do it :O

  • Indoeveli

    Fuck tha Police!!!

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    Either you you slice it, shit’s sad. There was something that both these men could’ve done differently, to avoid the whole situation, but cat’s are so stuck on “the now” that “the future” is some fantastic figment of imagination, until it becomes “the now”.

    “Now”, a man’s dead, & another man, regardless of the circumstance, has a body on his soul & a debt to pay.

    Sad.

  • kevin

    Tony, put your comma before the closing quotation.

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

      Thanks, kevin. Keep up the good work. Sorry I can’t pay you for your secretarial/proof reading work, but trust, it’s appreciated more than you’ll ever know.

  • js416

    another dude that has an opportunity to make a good life for himself but throws it away…if it wasnt self defence and hes guilty i dont give a fuck what happens to his dumb ass

    too bad he had good beats on jeezy first album

  • GIFT

    THIS IS FUCKED UP NEWS INDEED. SHAWTY RED WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PRODUCERS IN THE GAME. nIGGA BRING THAT GUTTA SHIT ON EVERY TRACK HE DID FOR JEEZY. HONESTLY, I DIDN’T KNOW HE DID SENSUAL ERUPTION FOR SNOOP. I HOPE THIS WAS SELF-DEFENSE, AND NOT SOME STUPID ASS SELF-INFLICTED PUNISHMENT TO DEAL WITH IN 2010.
    kEEP YA HEAD UP SHAWTY. ONLY TIME AND MORE INFO WILL TELL ON THIS SHIT.

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