The 41-year-old rapper Montana22 dies whereas filming
Hot New Hip Hop reported today that police are investigating a shootout that killed a man. The point of sale said that an apartment complex was shot in Houston, Texas. ABC13 first reported that it took place on October 26th.
It is currently unclear what events led to the murder, but the outlet confirmed that the 41-year-old rapper Montana22 was shot dead during the confrontation. Emanuel Solomon, also known as Montana22, lived in the complex with his 11-year-old son and died while protecting his child from gunshots.
Police reportedly never disclosed the identities of the people killed, but the rapper’s ex-girlfriend was the one who came out saying it was her boyfriend who was murdered.
According to ABC13, the 11-year-old child was injured in the attack, but his life was not endangered. Police say they were looking for three suspects who were there in the apartment building. Montana22 had three children at the time of his death.
As most know, this wasn’t the first time a hip hop star has been involved in a shooting event that year. It is best known that 20-year-old Pop Smoke was killed in a home invasion in early 2020 just before the coronavirus pandemic began.
After his death, 50 Cent and other rappers in the industry helped create the posthumous album Shoot For The Stars … Aiming for the Moon, which hit number 1 on the charts after its release.
Also, another rapper, Hurricane Chris, was charged with second degree murder after he was accused of shooting a man at a gas station in Louisiana. Hurricane Chris was picked up by authorities over an incident that left a man dead.
The rapper claimed he was acting in self-defense but police said they had video footage showing the opposite. Hurricane Chris and his lawyer have argued that he will work to clear his good name and emerge victorious in the process.