A suspect has been arrested following the tragic death of Hustle Gang rapper Doe B over the weekend.
According to the Montgomery Advertiser, police arrested a Montgomery man in Saturday’s fatal shooting of the 22-year-old MC, born Glenn Thomas, and 21-year-old Kimberle Johnson, a student at Troy University.
Montgomery police charged Jason McWilliams, 25, with two counts of capital murder following the shooting at Centennial Hill Bar and Grill (formerly Rose Supper Club). The suspect turned himself in late Sunday night, according to police.
Montgomery Police Department detectives determined that the shooting was the result of an ongoing dispute between McWilliams and Thomas. Doe B’s close associates told REVOLT that the two had a history and jealousy played a major role in the rapper’s death.
Hours after the shooting, McWilliams posted the following message on his Facebook page:
“FIRST OFF DON’T CALL MY NAME I AIN’T KILLED THA NIGGA ME N MY TEAM BOUT MONEY HATE ON A NIGGA WILL NEVA B MY MOVE BUT ITS OKAY MY NAME GET CALLED N A LOT OF SHIT ME N MY NIGGAS NOT CRASHDUMMYS WE CASHDUMMYS, BUT ONE MO THING BILLS STILL GOTTA B PAID N KIDS GOTTA B FEED ……..GOODDAY FACEBOOK JANIYA N QUEL GOTTA EAT. ……SOUTHGANG STANDUP GUY.”
Six others were injured during the shooting at the nightclub, which has a history of violence. In December 2012, six people were injured in a shooting at the same location.
The hip-hop community mourned the loss of Doe B. “He was just getting started…. The future was so bright,” tweeted his manager DJ Frank White, while his mentor T.I. added, “RIP to my lil brother Doe B. We gon miss u my nigga. U’ll never be forgotten & U WILL NOT DIE IN VAIN.”
A candlelight vigil was held at the Centennial on Sunday night. Johnson and Thomas were the city’s 47th and 48th homicide victims of 2013. In light of the tragedy, Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange has decided to close the Centennial.