Lil Phat of Lil Boosie’s Trill Ent was shot and killed in Atlanta yesterday, from multiple gunshot wounds.
The 19-year-old rapper, Lil Phat (Melvin Vernell III) was found shot and fatally wounded at 6:40 pm on June 7th in the 1001 block of Johnson Ferry Road in Atlanta, GA.
Police spokesman Capt. Steve Rose said Friday morning that police are searching for “two black males … seen running from the location at the time of the shooting.”
Witnesses described one as short and wearing a red shirt and the other a tall and dressed in all black, Rose said.
The incident happened about 6:40 p.m. in the 1001 block of Johnson Ferry Road, Sandy Springs police said. A man was found shot multiple times in a car parked on the second level of a parking deck off Hollis Cobb Drive next to the Northside Hospital Women’s Center.
The victim was taken to nearby Northside Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The parking deck has video surveillance cameras that the police are currently reviewing. Witnesses indicated to investigators that they saw at least one suspect running from the parking deck toward Johnson Ferry Road. Police said Thursday night they knew of no connection between the shooting and the hospital or its Women’s Center.
Lil Phat was signed to Trill ENT, which included artists Lil Boosie, Webbie, Foxx, Lil Trill, KaDe, Mouse & Shell.
We send our condolences to Lil Phat’s family and friends.