Rapper Lil Tjay shot a number of instances in New Jersey, officers say

Rapper Lil Tjay was shot a number of instances and one other man was additionally wounded throughout an tried armed theft early Wednesday in New Jersey, in keeping with officers.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Workplace, which is dealing with the investigation, stated gunfire erupted at a Chipotle restaurant at a residential and out of doors buying heart in Edgewater.

The Edgewater Police Division responded to a 911 name concerning the capturing at 12:08 a.m. and located Lil Tjay, 21, whose authorized title is Tione Jayden Merritt, with a number of gunshot wounds, in keeping with a information launch from the prosecutor’s workplace.

The opposite sufferer, Antoine Boyd, 22, was discovered at an Exxon gasoline station a few mile from the Chipotle, with a single gunshot wound, authorities stated.

Investigators decided that suspect Mohamed Konate, 27, of New York, “tried to commit armed theft” towards Lil Tjay, and two folks he was with, Jeffrey Valdez, 24, of the Bronx, New York, and Boyd when the capturing occurred, in keeping with the prosecutor’s workplace. 

Detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Workplace and the New York Metropolis Police Division on Wednesday arrested Konate on three counts of tried homicide, three counts of armed theft and different weapons costs, the discharge acknowledged. He’s pending extradition to New Jersey.

Valdez and Boyd have been additionally charged with illegal possession of a weapon, officers stated.

They have been remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a primary court docket look in Central Judicial Processing Courtroom in Hackensack, New Jersey, in keeping with the discharge.

Lawyer data for the three was not instantly out there.

Each victims have been taken to a hospital the place they have been handled. TMZ was the primary to report that Lil Tjay was shot and present process emergency surgical procedure Wednesday.

NBC Information has reached out to his representatives for remark.

Following information of the capturing, rapper French Montana tweeted “pray for my lil bro lil Tjay.”

In an replace Wednesday, officers stated one critically injured sufferer was steady. The opposite sufferer had non-life threatening accidents and was in good situation.

Lil Tjay posted on his Instagram story Tuesday: “PSA Simply since you’ve been round an individual doesn’t make you entitled to the fruits of that individuals labor. Envy is at an all time excessive be protected outchea.”

Lil Tjay, who hails from The Bronx in New York Metropolis, rose to prominence in 2018 with the music “Resume” and signed with Columbia Information.

The artist, who has over 7 million followers on Instagram and greater than 17 million listeners on Spotify, is understood for hits like “Calling My Cellphone” with 6lack and “In My Head.” He was featured on Polo G’s music “Pop Out,” which hit No. 11 on the Billboard Sizzling 100 chart, and Pop Smoke’s “Temper Swings.”