According to a report by TMZ Wednesday April 21, the Florida native, formerly known as Baby Blue of R&B group Pretty Ricky, was shot and killed on Monday April 19 while in the parking lot of SpareZ bowling in Davie, Fla. Blue and a male friend were standing next to their car when they were approached by two gunmen.
Police documents obtained by XXL this afternoon does not identify any of the parties involved, but it does confirm that the shooting took place after an attempted robbery. The document states that a physical altercation occurred over a gold chain necklace, which resulted in the suspect firing his gun, striking the victim, presumably Baby blue, in the region of the left shoulder.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital. At the time of report, he remains in critical condition. The two suspects fled the scene before the arrival of the police. Davie Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the suspects currently at large.
A representative from the Davie Police Department also said XXL that there is an active investigation into the shooting.
Baby Blue, born Diamond Blue Smith, was reportedly bowling in South Florida on a night out for his new single, “Jerry Rice.”
The song was promoted on the rapper’s Instagram page earlier today. Her IG bio also has the hashtag “PrayforBabyBlue”.
Last year Baby Blue made headlines for yet another incident. In October 2020, the 36-year-old rhymer was arrested and charged by the federal government with wire fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud after trying to secure over $ 24 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA). Help was provided by the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security).
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