Rapper Lil Phat Shot Dead in Atlanta
10:19 am, June 8th, 2012
Rapper Lil Phat was killed in a shooting in Atlanta late Thursday.
The performer, whose real name was Melvin Vernell III, was just 19 years old.
He was found, reportedly shot multiple times, in a parked car near the Northside Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
A police spokesperson said authorities are searching for “two black males… seen running from the location at the time of the shooting.”
Phat was part of the Trill Entertainment group and had released Trill 4 Life with Webbie in 2010.
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