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Trill Fam Rapper Lil Phat Killed In Atlanta

 

Trill Fam rapper Lil Phat succumbed to gunshot wounds last night after being shot outside of an Atlanta area hospital.

Phat, born, Melvin Vernell III was identified as the victim of a shooting that took place yesterday (June 7) afternoon near the Northside Hospital Women’s Center, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The rapper, who frequently collaborated with Webbie and Lil Boosie, was reportedly sitting in a parked car in the health center’s parking deck when he was shot several times. He was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to the nearby hospital.

Police are looking for “two black males…seen running from the location at the time of the shooting.” Witnesses described the suspects as, one tall and wearing all black and the other short and wearing a red t-shirt. No motive has been given for the crime. The hospital was placed on lockdown for a short period following the shooting.

Earlier today, Webbie took to Twitter expressing his condolences for his fallen label mate and friend, confirming Phat’s passing.

“RIP TO MY LIL BROTHER PHAT! LIFE SO F#CKED UP! TRILL4LIFE,” he tweeted.

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Comment Comments: 24 Tags Tags: lil boosie, webbie, lil phat, trill fam
  • http://twitter.com/MsRedboneBrite Tee Elyse

    I can’t believe he was only 19! What’s really sad is people are making jokes and writing insensitive things, talking about “he shouldn’t have been doing this, or living like that, etc..” SMH… at the end of the day any murder is a sad situation! Especially when the cycle keeps repeating! It solves absolutely nothing! Prayers to his family as they deal with the loss of their loved one!

  • http://twitter.com/mzsiditty601 @Mzsiditty601

    R.I.P LIL PHAT

  • K.J

    Label mate and friend…Bossip should hire better researchers because Lil Phat and Webbie are brothers…smdh

    • Britt

      FYI: They are not brothers.

      • NYSon

        Actually they are shawty…check ur facts ma

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509618170 Renee Boudreaux

        They are not brothers. However, he is the owner of Trill Ent son…..Bigg Mel aka Melvin Vernell, Jr. Signed – Manager of Foxx from Trill Ent

  • koffybrown

    My prayers to the family. I’am truly scared for our young black men in these troubling times thats dying for non-sense instead of banning together they are killing each other.Lord help our young brothers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charlea.reese Charlea Pyschoticbytch Reese

    MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAM AND CLOSE FRIENDS…

  • stinkypinkj

    Yes they are brothers.

    • Brooke

      No they are not… Webbie mom died when he was nine he has one sister and webbie is a jr so therefore they cant be brothers because phat was the III

      • LONDONS

        DATS RIGHT

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509618170 Renee Boudreaux

        Webbie has 2 WHOLE brothers by his Mother and Father. His father has other children.

  • Smh

    Smh at you blacks that are calling them brothers just because they look alike.

  • E

    Y’all silly talking about “their brothers” smh do UR research. Not brothers! Brooke u are 100% correct and thank you.

  • CriticXtreme

    Just horrible. The last rapper killed was over candy. I wonder what this event was over. Ever since BMF imploded, Atlanta is slowly becoming Detroit.

    • heck.

      this has NOTHING to do with GA or Atlanta..He was already being watched for a long time. He just happened to get caught up right there at the hospital.

  • heck.

    anybody who knows the situation going on RIGHT NOW between Trill Ent, Badazz Ent, Boosie, Webbie, and Phat really arent surprised by this. We knew it was coming..And they shouldve known as well given Boosie’s laid back demeanor all this time. Webbie, take it as a warning shot man. U think you got a beat down in Chi-town by BOOSIE FANS..Marlo will be coming to see you soon too. I dont wish death on anybody, but you reap what you sow. Thats all it is to it.

    • Jeze621

      @heck…..I can see you peep game you already know wht it is. Touchy situation but remember tht was the reason Phat daddy made him move to Atlanta to trying2 avoid the hit. listen to boosie song bossman then listen to phat (death before dishonor) albulm he telling you abt how they tried to kill him & burning-up his car ect.

    • Jeze621

      @heck…..I can see you peep game you already know wht it is. Touchy situation but remember tht was the reason Phat daddy made him move to Atlanta to trying2 avoid the hit. listen to boosie song bossman then listen to phat (death before dishonor) albulm he telling you abt how they tried to kill him & burning-up his car ect.

  • jeze621

    It’s crazy how things pop off but his death been in the making………. I ain’t throwing no shots but U know who got his hands all in it. R.I.P Phat

  • jeze621

    It’s crazy how things pop off but his death been in the making………. I ain’t throwing no shots but U know who got his hands all in it. R.I.P Phat

  • cameron

    bro life so hard out there for them haters

  • cameron

    they just don t understand

  • http://twitter.com/GlossChuck Chuck Gloss

    Another dead loser. Who cares?

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