The shooting took place around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday in Montgomery’s Centennial Hill Bar and Grill. The 22-year-old rapper, born Glenn Thomas, was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead. A female victim died on the scene and six others were injured.
According to WSFA 12, police arrested and charged 25-year-old Montgomery resident Jason McWilliams with capital murder late Sunday. McWilliams turned himself in on Sunday, and a police investigation ties the shooting to a long-running dispute between the two men.
Doe B’s management company, the Blueprint Group, issued a statement to MTV News about the tragic shooting:
“Doe B was an amazing young man, in every sense of the word. A truly talented artist, a loving father and a dedicated member of the hip hop community at large, he touched the lives of the many people who had the privilege of knowing him. The Blueprint Group offers our condolences to his label Interscope / Hustle Gang, management DJ Frank White and Brooklyn Knights, and most of all his family, friends and fans at this very difficult time. We ask that you remember him not by his untimely death, but by his love of life and the music he left behind.”
RIP Doe B
— Drizzy (@Drake) December 28, 2013
Both T.I. and B.o.B. said goodbye to their Grand Hustle comrade over the weekend, with Tip later posting a tribute video to the slain rapper.
MTV News caught up with the Alabama native on the BET Hip Hop Awards red carpet earlier this year, where he spoke about working with Tip and the crew.
“Just to have the attention that I have, to have those people recognize my talent such as T.I. and the whole Hustle Gang crew, it’s motivation,” Doe B told MTV News before Get Dough Or Die dropped. “We’re just grinding right now, we’re working on the Hustle Gang album, I’ve got the Baby Jesus [mixtape] out there, so we’re just working.”