Alabama rapper Doe B was shot and killed inside an Alabama nightclub on December 28. The shooting also claimed the life of a 21-year-old Troy University student named Kimberlie Johnson, reports Al.com.
Here’s what you need to about Doe B and his demise:
1. A Man Has Been Charged in the Attack
A 25-year-old man named Jason McWilliams has handed himself in to police in relation to the shooting. He is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. According to her Instagram page, Kimberlie Johnson (below), had just graduated from Troy University.
2. The Shooting Happened at a Popular Montgomery Nightclub
Doe B was pronounced dead at the scene. The shooting happened at the Centennial Hill Bar and Grill in the 900 block of Highland Avenue in Montgomery, Alabama. Doe B’s death was confirmed via his official Twitter account:
On behalf of doe b's management i would like to thank all of his fans and say Rest in Peace my brother Glenn thomas aka @CBMDOEB
— DOE B. (@CBMDOEB) December 28, 2013
The altercation between Doe B and the shooter is believed to have began in a physical fight, what caused the original confrontation is unknown, reports The Montgomery Advertiser.
3. 2014 Was Going to be Doe B’s Year
Doe B had just signed to Interscope records in 2013. He had been expected to break out in 2014 as part of T.I’s ‘Hustle Gang’ group.
RIP to my lil brother Doe B. We gon miss u my nigga. U'll never be forgotten & U WILL NOT DIE IN VAIN. We Love U champ. Always.
— T.I. (@Tip) December 28, 2013
4. This Was the Second Time Doe B Had Been Shot
The rapper had been shot before, three years ago — resulting in a serious injury to one of his eyes. The eye patch he wore after the attack became synonymous with his act.
5. The Nightclub Has Been Closed
Six other people were injured in the attack. This is the second shooting to occur at the nightclub and as a result the venue has been closed by Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, reports WSFA. The mayor’s statement reads:
Effective immediately, the City of Montgomery has taken action to close the Centennial Hill Bar and Grill on Highland Avenue, which operated previously as the Rose Supper Club. We do not take this action lightly, but believe this decision is compelled by clear evidence that continued operation of this establishment poses an imminent threat to the public’s safety. Just this morning a 21-year-old young woman and a 22-year-old young man were shot and killed there, and six other young adults were shot and wounded. The shootings occurred despite the presence of the club’s security and repeated cautions from the City.
I have been in consultation with the city’s Legal Department, the Montgomery Police Department, Fire Department, Public Safety Department, City Council members and the ABC Board. At the same time, the Montgomery Police Department’s investigation into this senseless shooting is proceeding, and we have every confidence that the individual or individuals responsible will be identified and apprehended. We are working to bring the perpetrators to justice, but we also must take protective and preventive action. I believe it is not a matter of “if,” but “when” the next tragic incident occurs at this business. That is unacceptable, and that is why we have ordered the business to be closed effective immediately.
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