NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans rapper Young Greatness was shot and killed in his home town early Monday morning, according to friends. He was 34-years-old.
Young Greatness, who’s given name is Theodore Jones, was fatally shot while outside the Waffle House in the 2900 block of Elysian Fields Avenue.
According to NOPD, the shooting occurred around 1:35 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene they found the victim with a single gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
“You wouldn’t expect that coming happening with him,” his friend and fellow rapper P Town Moe told Eyewitness News at the scene. “Dude wasn’t into nothing but his music and his daughter … Wasn’t into nothing else man.”
According to a preliminary police report, NOPD is looking for two suspects. Jones’ vehicle was also stolen from the scene, but has since been recovered by investigators.
Police are on the scene gathering evidence and information to identify a suspect and motive.
Jones was born in New Orleans, but moved to Houston after Hurricane Katrina. He signed with Cash Money records in 2017 after releasing the single “Moolah” in 2015 under the Quality Control label.
“The first time I heard him, I knew he was going to be big,” Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams said at the time. “He’s got a grasp on melody that few artists have. It’s the sound of the future.”
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