Tre’ Da Kid Killed Following Shooting, Car Crash
Police in Maryland have apprehended the man they believe to be responsible for the murder of rapper Tre' Da Kid. On Saturday (June 22), the Capital Gazzette reports James Esau Davis III, 30, was arrested on Thursday (June 20) and charged with murder.
According to the news outlet, the shooting may have been the result of a fight that broke out nearby. Through "witness accounts, photographic lineups and video surveillance" authorities were able to put a timeline of the events together and name Davis as the suspect.
Davis is currently facing first-degree, second-degree murder, firearm use in the commission of a felony violent crime and reckless endangerment.
Sad news again strikes the hip-hop community. Maryland rapper Tre' Da Kid was killed following a shooting and car crash in Annapolis, Md. on Friday night (June 7).
Police officers responded to a shooting around 9:20 p.m. in the area of Forest Drive and Cherry Grove Avenue. When they arrived they discovered the rapper, born Edward Montre Seay, shot inside of a vehicle that was involved in a one-car collision. He was pronounced dead on the scene, reports NBC 4 Washington. Tre' was 32 years old.
According to a Washington Post report, Seay died from injuries due to the crash. Police blocked off roads in the area for hours while they searched for a suspect in the shooting. An investigation is ongoing.
Tre' gained national attention in 2016 when he won 300 Entertainment and Verizon's #freestyle50 challenge. The following year, he released the popular single "Run It" featuring TK Kravitz and production from London On Da Track. He had been making a name for himself in the DMV area for a few years before the contest exposure with projects like Royalty Album and his Prince of the City mixtapes series. In March, he put out the Tdk: Titles Define Kings project of 13 solo tracks.
The Maryland MC joins a list of rappers to be involved in gun violence in 2019. Unfortunately, his incident turned out fatal.
R.I.P. Tre' Da Kid.
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