According to a source, a suspect in the murder of a Chicago rapper signed to Chief Keef’s record label has been apprehended in Texas.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Demitri Jackson, 20, was recently arrested in Fort Worth on a murder warrant in the shooting death of Tray Savage, a 26-year-old rising rapper who was gunned down in Chicago’s South Side in June 2020.
Prosecutors said Jackson, a former Chicago resident, was a member of the same street gang as Savage but gave no information about what led up to the suspected murder in court on Sunday.
According to the Tribune, a judge requested that Jackson, who was extradited from Texas to Cook County, be held without bail until his next court hearing on Friday.
At the time of the June 19 shooting in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood, Savage, whose real name was Kentray Young, was signed to Glory Boyz Entertainment, which is owned by Chief Keef and Keef’s cousin, rapper Fredo Santana.
According to the Tribune, authorities said the two “interacted” briefly from their cars before heading away in separate directions prior to the gunfire.
According to prosecutors, Jackson later returned to the shooting scene in his white Mazda SUV, while Young returned in his motorcycle. As Young attempted to flee, Jackson allegedly shifted his SUV to block traffic before opening fire.
Young was shot in the neck as he attempted to flee, and his car collided with several other parked cars nearby. Jackson’s SUV was later discovered burning in an alley one day after he was pronounced dead, according to the Tribune.
Prosecutors said cops in Chicago recognized Jackson’s face from footage taken at a convenience store hours before the deadly shootings.
According to the Tribune, investigators noticed Jackson’s distinct limp in the video, which stemmed from an injury he suffered during a 2018 shooting.
Jackson’s lawyer requested that he be released on bail, saying that he is cooperating with police and that he only left Chicago after his grandmother died of cancer last fall.
However, a judge turned down the appeal, stating that if Jackson was found guilty of the murder, he could face life in jail.
Savage, who was known for songs such as “Faces” and “Got the Mac,” collaborated with Chief Keef on “Chiefin’ Keef” in 2013. Following the fatal shooting, Glory Boyz Entertainment said in a statement last June that the rapper had been “taken too soon.”
According to Keef’s Glo Gang, “his first love was also devoted to his fiancée, kids, family, and music.” “Unfortunately, we cannot undo the decisions of others, but we strongly believe that Kentray ‘Tray Savage’ Young should be alive and well today, continuing his incredible contributions to society.”
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