Four Charged in Murder of Georgia Rapper Yung Hott
Police in Griffin, Georgia have arrested four men in connection with the murder of rapper Yung Hott this past weekend. The rapper -- real name Jerode Paige -- was shot and killed on the set of his music video, after 20 rounds were fired from the onlooking crowd.
Four other bystanders, including a 5-year-old girl were injured in the shooting incident, which took place around 6PM on Saturday, May 15. Police have arrested four suspects -- Corderra Walker, 21, Terry James Fuller, 31, Terrance Jones, 23, and Bahir Howard 22 -- but told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution that they still have no motive for the shooting.
Paige was hit in the head by a bullet while filming the video for his first single, which had recently gotten airplay on an Atlanta radio station. His uncle explained that the 27-year-old was passionately pursuing his career in music, while trying to leave the mistakes of his past behind him. "He got out [of prison] and he said he wasn't going to let anybody stop him from getting his career," Gary Paige said. "He wanted to give his grandmother a lot. He was really into his music and he wanted to show his grandmother he had the ability to be somebody. He wanted everybody to know he was from a little town that had a lot of talent."