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Rapper Da Baby Reportedly Shot & Killed Man Trying to Rob Him at Walmart in Charlotte (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

Rapper Da Baby Reportedly Shot & Killed Man Trying to Rob Him at Walmart in Charlotte (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

Rapper Da Baby Reportedly Shot & Killed Man Trying to Rob Him at Walmart in Charlotte (GRAPHIC PHOTO)
November 06
19:00 2018
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Da Baby—a popular rapper out of Charlotte, North Carolina—was reportedly involved in an altercation at a Walmart that led to the shooting death of a man.

The Charlotte Observer reports that a man was shot and killed around 6 p.m. in the Walmart on Bryton Town Center in Huntersville, NC. According to police, shots were fired in the aisles near the produce section.

Investigators said in a Facebook post that the shooting suspect was being questioned, along with “several people” who were arrested at the store “due to an altercation.”

It wasn’t clear if the altercation was connected to the shooting, and though the alleged shooter’s name hasn’t been revealed, Hip Hop Overload says police have confirmed to them it was Charlotte rapper Da Baby (not to be confused with Atlanta rapper Lil Baby).

A graphic photo of the shooting victim has been widely circulated on social media. It shows a man lying on the floor holding his arm next to a pool of blood. A gun can also be seen near him in the photo. CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT (WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTO).

“At this time there is no reason for the community to feel unsafe as we believe all responsible parties have been taken into custody,” the Facebook post read.

Huntersville Police Chief Cleveland Spruill said he couldn’t estimate how many customers were in the store when the shooting happened. “I think the official answer to that would be ‘a lot,’” he said.

An officer was doing a routine security check at the store “when he heard gunshots … and took an individual into custody,” said the Facebook post. The shooting victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

“It’s very uncommon for that to happen,” Chief Spruill said. “We don’t have shootings inside of any retail store.”

The store was locked down immediately after the shooting so officers could speak to witnesses and anyone who may have been involved, Chief Spruill said. Officers obtained contact information from customers in the store before allowing them to leave, Spruill said.

According to online reports, Da Baby shot the man out of self-defense after the man tried to rob him.

One man who said he was in the store at the time of the shooting told WBTV that customers screamed and ran for cover after hearing gunshots.

“I don’t want to be a sitting duck, so as soon as I saw the coast was clear, I just wanted to get my daughter out of there,” Burton told the station.

Walmart released a statement about the shooting, saying: “We are deeply saddened by what has happened. We are thankful for the quick actions by the Huntersville Police Department and their arrest of those believed responsible for this crime. We are working closely with law enforcement. Since this is an active investigation, we will refer additional questions to them.”

This isn’t the first time Da Baby has been involved in a shooting incident. About a month ago, he was confronted by gang members and shots were fired with Da Baby standing his ground. He also said in an interview with XXL that in the past, five armed, masked men ran into his house and he “legally shot somebody and they took off.”

Before he became a rapper, Da Baby, who also goes by the name Baby Jesus, was in the streets, but he left that way of life in 2014 and started rapping. He went viral in 2017 when he was spotted walking around SXSW in nothing but a diaper. He released a mixtape back in March 2018 called Baby Talk Vol. 5.

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