Rapper Lil Marlo, real name Rudolph Johnson, was killed overnight in what appears to be a targeted attack on the musician. As reported by TMZ , the police responded to calls coming from Interstate 285 in downtown Atlanta and found the rapper shot on reaching the scene. According to authorities, the rapper was pronounced dead on the scene. The police officer who spoke with TMZ revealed: "At this time, investigators believe the victim was the intended target of the gunfire and they are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting."
The death of the rising star was also announced by his record label Quality Control Music on their official Instagram handle. The rapper had recently shared a video with his kids captioned: "Thanks For Making Me Y’all Father I Wouldn’t Trade Y’all For Da World 🌎 #kemora #Rihanna #Marlo #Rudy Da Johnson Family " He leaves behind a daughter and a son who he loved deeply.
As the police investigates the crime they have requested people for any information that couls be of use. Meanwhile, his fans took to social media to share their condolences with the family and each other.