Breaking: Trill Ent. Rapper Lil Phat Shot and Killed
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. Lil Phat was found in a car parked in a parking structure next to Northside Hospital Women’s Center.
A nurse told Channel 2′s Amy Napier Viteri that he was rushed to the emergency room [at Northside Hospital]. Police confirmed later in the evening the Lil Phat died from his
Witnesses told investigators that they saw at least one suspect running from the scene of the crime.
Detectives are scouring surveillance footage from the parking deck for clues. Witnesses said two men ran from the parking deck after the shooting.
A hospital spokesperson said the shooting is not connected to the hospital.
Lil Phat was signed to Trill ENT, which included artists Lil Boosie, Webbie, Foxx, Lil Trill, KaDe, Mouse & Shell.
Our condolences go to his family and friends.