Who killed Snootie Wild? Rapper, 36, dies after being shot in neck: ‘This s**t has to stop’
Rapper Snootie Wild, whose real name was LePreston Porter, was shot and killed in Houston on Friday, February 25. The Memphis native was reportedly found near an SUV in a ditch on English Street and Alice Street in Houston. The rapper was taken to the hospital in a critical condition but he, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries. The sad news of his death was confirmed on Saturday, February 26 via his official Instagram page. The caption read, “Gone in body, but your NAME & LEGACY will live forever!” while using the hashtag ‘#TeamYayo4Life’ along with an emoticon of a blue heart.
Speaking of rappers getting shot and killed, artist VNZA was murdered in Missouri back in June. Brooklyn rapper Supa Gates too faced a similar fate after he was shot multiple times at St John’s Place near Troy Avenue in Crown Heights on April 11. Chicago rapper KTS Dre too made the headlines after he was shot 64 times on his head and other parts of his body in July 2021. Bay Area rapper Mike Darole was another hip-hop artist who was fatally shot during an attempted robbery in May 2021.
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Who killed Snootie Wild?
ABC 13 first reported that incident that an unnamed individual was found on the south side region of Houston. According to the publication, cops received reports about gunfire around 2 am and they later found a man in a ditch next to an SUV. The man was apparently later identified as Snootie Wild. The rapper was shot in the neck. It is unclear as to who shot the hip-hop artist but the entire incident was caught on camera. According to investigators, a neighbor captured the entire incident on camera. Speaking on the same, officer R Wilkens stated, “It looks like he backed in there (the ditch) accidentally. Then the other vehicle pulled up, and folks got out of the car. They were talking for a little bit, and then all of a sudden, gunfire went off. Only one shot, actually.”
The cops are reportedly searching for a man and a woman as they are believed to be prime suspects in the case. According to The Sun, a 35-year-old woman at the scene told the cops that she was trying to remove her car from a ditch with the help of bystanders when a man, believed to be Snootie Wild, threatened her with a gun. She added that she then fled from the scene on foot and soon heard a gunshot after she walked away. No arrests have been made so far in the case. MEAWW will keep you posted. Snootie Wild shot to fame with the 2014 single ‘Yayo’ that also featured Yo Gotti. In the same year, he got signed to the latter’s record label CMG.
‘This s**t has to stop’
Social media users expressed shock over Snootie’s death as one of the users stated, “He made one of my favorite songs of all time stacking and flipping it.” Another posted, “R.I.P I used to blast yayo non stop back in the Day.” One user shared, “Damn that’s crazy Rip.” As, another mentioned, “RIP HE WAS A GOOD DUDE GLAD I GOT TO SHARE SOME TIME W THIS BROTHER SAD AF.
One user tweeted, “This s**t has to stop ….R.I.P ima pray for ur family and children.” The next one added, “Rest in peace to snootie wild, many a night were soundtracked by“yayo” and “made me” and more. thing about Memphis rap is, they craft unorthodox stars. it may not be billboard smashes but they have the clubs, the streets and beyond.” And, one concluded, “I can't even believe this but R.I.H Snootie Wild Definitely impacted my life with your music and Thank you for supporting mine effortlessly!”
He made one of my favorite songs of all time stacking and flipping it— 🌑 (@Xryzia_) February 27, 2022
R.I.P I used to blast yayo non stop back in the Day— The truth (@yungtando) February 26, 2022
Damn that’s crazy Rip 🙏🏼— Vibez (@xSlimx63) February 27, 2022
RIP HE WAS A GOOD DUDE GLAD I GOT TO SHARE SOME TIME W THIS BROTHER SAD AF 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽— ZLON (@__zarg) February 26, 2022
This shit has to stop 🛑 ….R.I.P ima pray for ur family and children💯— Eastside_skeeb520 (@skeeb520) February 26, 2022
rest in peace to snootie wild, many a night were soundtracked by“yayo” and “made me” and more. thing about Memphis rap is, they craft unorthodox stars. it may not be billboard smashes but they have the clubs, the streets and beyond.— Brandon Caldwell (@_brandoc) February 27, 2022
I can't even believe this but R.I.H Snootie Wild 💜🥺 Definitely impacted my life with your music and Thank you for supporting mine effortlessly!— IAMNICOLECASH NFT.ETH (@ITISNICOLECASH) February 26, 2022