The brothers of YoungBoy Never Broke Again are now in custody for the murder of 17-year-old Javon Brown, Louisiana outlets reported Thursday.
According to WVLA, 16-year-old Jeffrey Tate and 18-year-old Davaughn Tate were arrested Wednesday in connection to the fatal shooting of Brown. The Tate brothers—along with a third suspect 16-year-old Kevin Anderson, allegedly approached the teen at around 2:45 p.m. Monday as he was walking home from school in Baton Rouge. A police report states the three suspects instigated a physical altercation with Brown, who was ultimately shot in the stomach. The three teens fled the scene before police arrived. Brownd died from his injuries Tuesday morning at the hospital.
WBRZ reports Davaughn was charged with second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon, while Jeffrey and Anderson were initially charged with principal to second-degree murder, principal to illegal use of a weapon, and simple battery. On Thursday, however, a judge decided Jeffrey would be charged with murder and stand trial as an adult.
Though YoungBoy has said he only has one brother, WBRZ pointed to court records that indicate the rapper shares the same father with the Tate brothers. A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Police Department could not confirm to Complex that Jeffrey and Davaughn were, in fact, related to the rapper, but were aware that local media outlets were making the connection. According to WBRZ, Jeffrey Tate is being represented by James Manasseh. YoungBoy was previously represented by the same lawyer.
Stay tuned as more information about the case becomes available.
YoungBoy was released from prison back in August, after serving three months behind bars for a probation violation. The 20-year-old rapper will reportedly be on house arrest for the next 10 months and has been required to wear an ankle bracelet.