Less than 48 hours after Lil Snupe was shot and killed, authorities have identified a suspect in the death of the Meek Mill protégé.
According to a statement released to MTV News by Louisiana's Winnfield City Police Department on Friday (June 21), warrants have been issued for the arrest of 36-year old Winnfield resident Tony Holden. The convicted felon stands 5'8" and weighs approximately 215 pounds, according to police records, and has black hair and brown eyes.
Police officials are asking that anyone with knowledge of Holden's whereabouts to contact the Winnfield Police Department immediately at 318-628-3511.
"Holden has not been located at this time and is considered armed and dangerous," the police department told MTV news in a statement, accompanied by a color photograph of the accused.
The WPD's investigation revealed that the shooting death of Lil Snupe (born Addarren Ross) at the Maplewood Apartments at 1901 South Jones Street in Winnfield, Louisiana, was the result of an altercation that erupted during a private video-game session 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.
The 18-year old rapper was signed to Meek Mill's Dream Chasers record label on the spot late last year after the two met during the MMG rapper's Grambling State University tour stop. After hearing Snupe's demo, the Dreams & Nightmares> spitter knew that he had to sign the upstart lyricist and guide him away from the streets.
"He was spittin' so much pain, he's from the south with a flow like an East Coast guy," Meek told MTV News back in February during NBA All Star weekend. "Like with that bounce flow, all over the place, he really can spit, and he was talking that talk that I can really relate to. I seen potential in him."
The "Nobody Does It Better" spitter was poised to become one of the most sought-after new artists in hip-hop with weighty co-signs from the likes of Rick Ross, who wanted the young upstart to contribute a few bars to Maybach Music's new compilation LP, Self Made, Vol. 3 and "Take Over" collaborator DJ Khaled.