Atlanta native Rudolph Johnson, aka Lil Marlo, was fatally shot on Saturday night in Atlanta
Rudolph ‘Marlo’ Johnson, 30, was shot dead while driving in a ‘targeted’ attack on downtown highway his label confirmed on Sunday
Cops responded to a call about a car accident around 11.30 and found the musician dead inside the car on Interstate 285 downtown
Cops believe Lil Marlo was a popular rapper who signed with Quality Control in 2017 was the intended target of the shooting
The Medical Examiner confirmed the body belonged to of Rudolph Johnson
Tributes poured in from label mates Lil Yachty and City Girls and fellow artists
The rapper, who signed with Quality Control Music in 2017 and was close friends with rappers Lil Baby and Lil Yachty, was shot as he drove down Interstate 285 in downtown Atlanta late Saturday night.
Police responded to a call of a single-vehicle accident around 11.30pm and found the rapper fatally shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to TMZ.
‘At this time, investigators believe the victim was the intended target of the gunfire and they are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting,’ police said.
The Medical Examiner confirmed they have the body of Rudolph Johnson, Lil Marlo’s government name.
Quality Control Music announce passing of Rudolph ‘Marlo’ Johnson
Deadly scene where Lil Marlo was fatally shot in Atlanta – Video footage of the shooting site emerged on social media showing the car. The driver’s side door open with investigators nearby
Hhis record label Quality Control Music Sunday announced the death of Rudolph “Marlo” Johnson in a social media post, saying he will be remembered as “a man of great talent who feared nothing.”
Police identified Johnson as a 30-year-old male, while the social media post from Quality Control Music says he was born in 1993, which would make him around 27.
The still shows the car Lil Marlo was believed to be driving when he was shot
‘Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle and found the 30-year-old driver deceased inside the vehicle. The preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle was traveling on I-285 in the Southbound lanes when the driver was shot,’ Atlanta Police Department said.
Officials said he was 30 years old through Johnson was reportedly 27.
Cause of death has yet to be determined, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office.
Video footage of the shooting site emerged on social media showing the car Lil Marlo was allegedly in with the driver’s side door open and a group of police and investigators nearby.
‘God damn! They just shot up one of these mother***ers,’ a person filming the clip says in shock.
Labelmate JT of City Girls also confirmed his passing tweeting: ‘Rest In Peace Marlo……damn’
‘It’s a sad day in Atlanta. Prayers up to his family, friends, and QC. Black lives won’t matter to anyone else if they don’t start mattering to US first.’
Rapper Russ tweeted: ‘RIP Marlo smh 2 the hard way was our s*** on tour.’
Labelmate JT of City Girls also confirmed his passing tweeting: ‘Rest In Peace Marlo……damn.’
Famous producer London Tyler Holmes, who goes by LondonOnDaTrack tweeted: ‘Damn bro not marlo it wasn’t yo time to go brudda damn plz say it ain’t true.’
Atlanta rapper K Camp tweeted: ‘RIP LIL MARLO.’
In 2017 he released an album with Lil Baby entitled 2 the Hard Way and his own debut album The Wire.
He released a pair of mixtapes The Real 1 and 9th Ward God in 2018. His most recent album, 1st & 3rd, released in February.
Lil Marlo leaves behind four children – Kemora, Rihanna, Marlo and Rudy, according to XXL.
On Father’s Day he shared a heartfelt post of himself and his daughter where she tries to put a shoe on her dad’s foot. He captioned the clip: ‘Thanks for Making Me Y’all Father I woulnd’t Trade Y’all For Da World.’
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at http://www.StopCrimeATL.com