EDGEWATER, N.J. — Police responded to a double taking pictures in Edgewater involving a rapper early Wednesday morning.
The two scenes were being about a 50 percent mile from each and every other.
As CBS2’s Kevin Rincon reported, it was at a hectic searching plaza on River Street in which a minor following midnight police say a 21-yr-previous guy was shot. CBS2 has because learned that man was rapper Lil TJay.
Law enforcement reported one more sufferer was uncovered just down the street at a gas station.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Business stated the taking pictures was the outcome of an tried robbery, introducing 3 arrests have been produced.
Mohamed Konate, 27, was charged with tried murder and armed robbery. He was arrested in the city and is awaiting extradition. Prosecutors stated the two men who had been with Lil TJay through the shooting have been also arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon. They are getting held in jail pending their very first courtroom look.
Lil TJay is a effectively-identified artist, with thousands and thousands of followers on social media and signed to Columbia Documents. He is from the Bronx, but is recognised to spend time in Edgewater, specifically at The Promenade.
“When I witnessed him in the location, I did not imagine anything at all of it,” a person male explained.
In Edgewater, he is been capable to fly under the radar.
“He was outdoors like a standard individual. He wasn’t flashy or almost nothing. Black hoody, denims, some white ups,” the man reported.
But early Wednesday early morning, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Place of work and Edgewater Law enforcement responded to a shooting outside a Chipotle restaurant.
Lil TJay was rushed to the healthcare facility. Fellow performer Bugzee Lix stated he has considering the fact that come out of a medical procedures, and has a long restoration ahead.
He mentioned what happened is precisely what Lil TJay was hoping to keep away from.
“All of the celebrity rappers consider to have a protected haven, a mutual floor exactly where we can just be with our family members, chill, rest and have peace of mind,” Lix claimed.
He mentioned the two of them usually discuss tunes, but he intends to remind him of the hazards linked with fame.
“In other professions where you have these multimillionaires, they are going to stroll about a good deal of moments by them selves, and you will never even know who it is. It can be only in the rap industry the place you are sporting your jewellery, wearing your diamonds. We have received to do a thing different so the violence decreases instead of often acquiring these tragic stories from a prolific artists like Lil TJay,” Lix stated.
Fellow rapper French Montana also tweeted, “pray for my lil bro lil Tjay.”
Meanwhile, 50 percent a mile down the street at an Exxon fuel station, law enforcement located a different gunshot victim, who was loaded into the back of an ambulance and also taken to the medical center.
All those who regular the waterfront plaza explained no position is untouched by gun violence anymore.
“The couple moments I have been right here, it really is been serious quiet, tranquil, good. In and out,” 1 guy reported.
“Just will not stop. It just happens everywhere in the total town, everywhere you go,” claimed a different.