December 31st, 2013 by Navjosh
This is so sad. Grand Hustle rapper Doe B who hailed from Montgomery, Alabama was shot and killed late last night. According to reports, he was performing at a nightclub in his hometown when someone opened fire, leading to his death. The 22 year old rapper used to wear an eye patch because of being shot in the eye about three years ago.
T.I. broke the devastating news on his Instagram:
RIP to my lil brother Doe B. We gon miss u my nigga. U’ll never be forgotten & U WILL NOT DIE IN VAIN. We Love U champ. Always. Just rest now my nigga….WE GOT IT From here.
We interviewed Doe B a couple of weeks ago and were planning to release the footage next week. Our condolences to his family and friends.
UPDATE: New details about the incident have emerged and a suspect has been arrested.
Police has confirmed that Glenn Thomas, 22, known professionally as rapper Doe B, and Kimberle Johnson, 21, a social work major at Troy University, were killed in the shooting at Centennial Hill Bar & Grill in the 900 block of Highland Avenue in the city of Montgomery, Alabama. There were six other victims with gunshot wounds.
It was second time that a shooting took place at the same location which prompted Mayor Todd Strange on Saturday to act on behalf of the city to close the business.
DJ Frank White, a local radio personality at 97.9 JAMZ and Thomas’ manager told The Montgomery Advertiser that Doe B wasn’t performing at the time of shooting and that he believed the rapper was a targeted victim by some people who were jealous of his rise. White also confirmed that the other victim, Kimberle Johnson had no connection with Doe B.
UPDATE 2: According to WSFA, Police have charged and arrested 25-year-old Jason McWilliams of Montgomery (pictured below) with capital murder after he turned himself into MPD detectives late Sunday. The investigations are still going on but Police claims the incident was a result of an ongoing dispute between the two men.