Who killed Lil Devin? Indiana rapper, 24, murdered at New Year's Eve party with family
ANDERSON, INDIANA: Anderson-based young rapper Lil Devin, whose real name is Devin Swain was brutally killed at his family home on New Year's Eve. The 24-year-old hip-hop artist was reportedly having an NYE party with his family when several men invaded his home. Later, police officials arrived at his house and found Swain's body with "injuries to his chest".
An increasing number of young rappers have been killed in the last month of 2021, with Lil Devin's shocking death ending the year on a tragic note. On December 18, rapper Drakeo the Ruler was stabbed to death at a backstage brawl during his concert his Los Angeles. Just days prior, The Family rapper ARoy was shot and murdered in Chicago and the shooting was even recorded on camera.
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According to local reports, Devin Swain aka Lil Devin was rushed to a hospital in Anderson where he was pronounced dead. His family told Fox59 that several masked men barged into their home and attacked Swain, eventually leading to his murder.
"It was traumatic, very traumatic something that I wouldn’t want anyone to ever go through. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone’s family," his brother Donald Cox shared. He further added, "It's definitely hard we never really expected like something like this to come about to such a phenomenal person. He was just one of those people that believed in me before I even believed in myself."
Police initially responded to a complaint of home invasion robbery and arrived at Swain's home where they found him fatally injured. Presently, an investigation is going on to discover the identities of his murderers. Police officials are hoping to release more information about the murder early next week. Authorities have also urged anyone with information regarding Devin Swain's death to come forward and contact the police at 765-648-6676.
Meanwhile, Lil Devin was mourned by his friends and admirers. Teenager Rashawn Samuels, 14, who looked up to Swain as his coach, shared, "He was a good person and he was all about all the kids staying in school, doing good, listen to your parents. He was a good, respectful, loving person. He didn’t deserve it. He was a good person."
Hours before his tragic murder, Lil Devin took to his Instagram to wish everyone on the new year. "Everybody who f**k up be tryna find they waaayyy back to me, I was real actually. Wishing Everybody A Successful 2022," he wrote in his last ever Instagram post.