St. Louis, Missouri rapper, Huey, was a victim of a double homicide Thursday night that took the rapper’s life.
32-year-old Huey, whose birth name is Lawrence Franks Jr., was shot around 11 p.m. in the Missouri city. After being taken to a local hospital, he was pronounced dead.
Police later found another victim, a 21-year-old man, who was also shot after the unnamed man arrived to the Ferguson Police Department with a gunshot wound. The man was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. The shootings remain unsolved.
Huey signed to Jive Records in 2006 and was best known for his classic, “Pop, Lock & Drop It.” The song peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard charts in summer 2007, earning double-platinum status.
Later, he released his debut album, Notebook Paper, featuring T-Pain, Yo Gotti and Trey Songz, among others. The rapper, who later signed to Waka Flocka Flame’s label, also released two mixtapes in 2013 and 2014. Early Friday, several officers remained at the home.
Huey’s current address is on the 1000 block of Spruce Street in downtown St. Louis, police said.
The Bureau of Crimes Against Persons is leading the homicide investigation, police said.
If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210. To remain anonymous or potentially receive a reward, you can also call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371TIPS(8477).