While police are searching for a suspect, tributes have poured in for Trill Ent rapper Lil Phat who was gunned down outside a hospital Thursday evening (June 7th).
Keep reading for details…
19 year-old rapper Lil Phat born Melvin Vernell III, was found shot multiple times in a car parked in a parking structure next to Northside Hospital Women’s Center in Sandy Springs at 6:40 pm yesterday . He was taken to nearby Northside Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Witness told investigators that they saw at least one suspect running from the scene of the crime, possibly two, who have not been caught as of yet. The parking deck has surveillance cameras that the police are currently reviewing.
Many artists have tweeted about Lil Phat but one artist who was really affected about his death is rapper Webbie, who tweeted: “RIP TO MY LIL BROTHER PHAT! LIFE SO F**KED UP! TRILL4LIFE. YOU STUPID BI***ES THINK DEATH A JOKE UNTIL YOU LOSE SOMEBODY YOU LOVE! #RIPLILPHAT”
Lil Phat was signed to Trill ENT, which included artists Lil Boosie and Webbie and was featured on many collaborations with the two including Webbie‘s 2008 hit “Independent.”
Our condolences go out to his family as well as his label mates. One day you here and the next day…
Check out Lil Phat in the “Independent” video: