Detroit rapper Jizzle P, a 25-year-old who some said was on the verge of stardom, was killed Tuesday night on the city’s west side in a hail of gunfire.
Jizzle P, whose name was Aaron Mays, was starting to get national attention, according to media reports. He had released an album, Eskimo Season 2. He and a 28-year-old man were in the car, when another they were gunned them down.
Senekua Mays, Aaron’s mother, posted her anguish to Facebook.
“MY SON GONE,” she wrote, adding a broken heart emoji. “PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE & LET ME GRIEVE.”
Aaron Mays was gunned down, police said, at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, while sitting in a Chrysler 300 that was parked in the driveway of a home on the 17100 block of Fielding.
His mother told WDIV-TV (Channel 4) she watched her son die.
She said she couldn’t see the suspect’s face because of the muzzle blast, but promised to be “strong for him,” adding “He don’t want me to cry, he don’t want me to mourn – and he don’t want to be on a t-shirt.”
The other victim, who also was shot, but not named, was taken to a hospital, police said.
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Authorities did not offer a motive for the shooting, but said that the incident report included 5 or 6 pages of people who commented on the victims for the report are looking for witnesses and suspects.
Investigators are asking anyone with information related to the incident to call the homicide unit at 313-596-2260.