Police in Alabama are investigating the killings of an up-and-coming Atlanta rapper named Doe B. (real name Glenn Thomas) and another person in a shooting Saturday that also wounded six others inside a bar and grill. Police identified those killed as 21-year-old Kimberle Johnson (who was celebrating her birthday) and the 22-year-old rapper Doe B, both of Montgomery. DJ Frank White, who managed Doe B.’s career, said the shooting took place at Centennial Hill Bar & Grill in Montgomery (where the rapper was from) and that Doe B. wasn’t performing at the time. Police said in a statement that officers found six other victims with gunshot wounds. No arrests had made by mid-day Saturday.
Local media carried a statement by Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, who said the city had decided to shut down the club because it poses “an imminent threat to the public’s safety.” Police say the gunfire happened around 1 a.m. about a half-mile north of Alabama State University. According to All Hip Hop, Doe B. was signed to T.I.’s Grand Hustle. After hearing the news, T.I. tweeted:
RIP to my lil brother Doe B. We gon miss u my n*gga. U’ll never be forgotten & U WILL NOT DIE IN VAIN. We Love U champ. Always.
DJ Frank White said the rapper had two young children and a third on the way. No further information has yet been released.