Tony Holden, the 36-year old suspected killer of Meek Mill protégé Lil Snupe, has turned himself into authorities.
According to a statement released to MTV News by Louisiana’s Winnfield City Police Department on Tuesday (June 25) afternoon, Holden was booked into custody without incident to Winnfield City Jail and formally charged with 1st degree murder, armed robbery and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. No bond has been set as of the time of this reporting.
Holden was identified as the lead suspect in the murder of Snupe (born Addarren Ross) last week after the WPD’s investigation revealed that the fatal shooting of the Dream Chasers artist was the result of an altercation that erupted during a private video-game session at a friend’s apartment. The R.N.I.C. MC was in town visiting from Jonesboro when he was fatally shot twice in the torso.
While issuing a warning that Holden was to be “considered armed and dangerous,” police officials urged anyone with knowledge of Holden’s whereabouts to contact them immediately. The manhunt likely prompted the Winnfield native to come to the realization that he couldn’t outrun investigators, who had acted promptly to locate the accused by releasing a full description and color photograph of their man to the general public.
Prior to his untimely demise, Snupe was an up-and-coming 18-year-old rapper signed to Meek Mill’s record label late last year after the young upstart handed over his demo during the MMG rapper’s Grambling State University tour stop.
Saddened by what could have been, the Dreams & Nightmares MC, who has continued to mourn the loss of his promising signee, released a video for “Nobody,” which features various clips of the “Nobody Does It Better” spitter performing and talking to the camera. Most notable, though, is the poignant message from Meek to his fallen friend.
“May you rest in peace/Forever a Dreamchaser”