Rapper Half Ounce is a really well-known name in the industry. The lovers of rap music can easily recognise this rapper from Los Angeles. His real name was Latauriisha O’Brien. He has entertained millions of music lovers with his inspiring music. In fact, accumulated a large fan base for himslef within his career.
However, recently his career has been cut short on the streets of Los Angeles. This talented rapper was fatally shot by an assassin. Certain reports suggest that the rapper was walking down the streets of Los Angeles when the sad incident happened. If you wish to know about the details of this incident, then this article is the perfect stop for you. Keep reading this article to know all about the death of Half Ounce, which has so much mystery surrounding it.
Half Ounce: The Incident
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Department shared a press release about the unfortunate death of the popular rapper. According to that, around 11:30 pm, the Olympic division of the department received many radio calls regarding gunshots. The division also heard a man screaming. The location of the incident as reported by the department is the 700 block of South New Hampshire Avenue.
On arriving on the spot, the police recovered the body of a man from the front of an apartment, who has been shot several times. The paramedics checked the body and declared the dead on the spot. As per initial investigations, the police suspect that the assassin arrived in a black SUV and was a black man wearing dark clothes. Later the L.A. County Coroner’s Office declared that the victim was Half Ounce, the 32-year-old rapper.
About The Assassin
The press release by the L.A. Police department suggests that Half Ounce was killed when he was walking down the street of L.A., along with a friend. Just at that time, the killer arrived in a black SUV. The killer, seated on the passenger seat, fired multiple shots at the rapper and his friend.
As per media reports, the rapper’s friend ran away from the spot. The police are currently searching for the identity of that friend. The police department also stated that at the time of the incident, Half Ounce was talking to his pregnant wife over the phone. Fox 11 also claimed that his wife also heard the gunshots and rushed to the scene. However, the identity of the assassin remains a mystery now.
John Radtke, the LAPD Lieutenant stated that the department is investigating the case. In that process, they are checking the CCTV footage of the nearby apartments. He assured the media that they are doing everything in their power to get hold of the assassin.
This is really a hard time for the rapper’s family and friends, especially for his wife and children. We send our deepest condolences to them. Let us hope that the police will get hold of the killer at the earliest.