Atlanta, GA – Atlanta rapper Trouble (real name Mariel Orr) was shot and killed early Sunday morning (June 5) and details are slowly starting to emerge. According to CBS46, Rockdale County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Lake St. James apartment complex in the Conyers area after receiving reports of a shooting around 3:20 a.m. local time.
Officers discovered the 35-year-old victim on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. He was quickly transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police have identified 33-year-old Jamichael Jones as the murder suspect and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. They believe Jones killed Trouble with a single shot to the chest when he found him at a girlfriend’s apartment.
“What we know and what I can tell you is that with Mr. Mariel Orr which is the victim was visiting a female friend at the complex and Mr. Jamichael Jones did know the female and it was a domestic situation,” Rockdale County Public Information Officer Jedidia Canty said. “I know there are a lot of people that are really upset right now about the situation.”
Trouble’s ex-girlfriend Alexis Skyy confirmed his death shortly after the news broke, writing on Twitter, “RIP @troubleDTE. I’m so sorry this happen to you Skoob. You didn’t deserve this. I’m praying for your kids and family.”
His label, Def Jam Recordings, also released a small statement on their Instagram account saying, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the children, loved ones, and fans of Trouble. A true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represented. RIP Scoob.”
Rockdale County inmate records shows Jones has yet to be apprehended. HipHopDX sends our condolences to Trouble’s family, friends and fans.