Tech N9ne’s Niece Shot in Kansas City, Suspect Charged [PHOTO]
Tech N9ne has suffered another family-related tragedy. The veteran rapper’s niece was shot, according to reports coming out of Kansas City, Mo. On Tuesday (Nov. 15), Tech N9ne went on his Instagram page to express his grieve and dismay over the incident.
Tech posted a photo of his family with the caption, "Not my niece’s getting shot up now!!! Come on Kansas city! Is this what I got to come home to from New Zealand earthquakes? I’d take these earthquakes ANY DAY over murder! JESUS!”
Fox 4 News Kansas City is reporting that a gunman fired into a stranded vehicle with four women inside, killing 25-year-old Maryanna Pennington and injuring the three others. Authorities believed the women’s vehicle was broken down due to a broken front axle. The women had called for help.
A suspect has been arrested in the shooting. Deandre M. Jackson, of Raytown, Mo., was charged with 2nd degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, three counts of 1st degree assault and five counts of armed criminal action. The 24-year-old is currently in custody on $500,000 cash bond.
Eyewitnesses, as well as the surviving victims, were able to identify Jackson as the shooter. Apparently, Jackson had been fighting with one of the victims earlier that day.
Back in September, Tech N9ne's aunt, Ivy Yates, was shot inside her Kansas City home. Yates was rushed to the hospital with a punctured lung. She survived her injuries.
Tech N9ne is currently touring in New Zealand and is apparently self-medicating as he grieves for his loss. Check out the videos below.
We wanted to send our heartfelt condolences to Tech N9ne and his family.