Houston Rapper Chucky Trill Fatally Shot and Killed in Atlanta

Houston rapper Chucky Trill was shot and killed by a person in another vehicle while driving on the Atlanta interstate early Friday morning.

Police close off a crime scene.

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Police close off a crime scene.

On Friday morning, Houston rapper Chucky Trill (real name Corey Detiege) was shot and killed on the Atlanta interstate. He was found inside a vehicle around 3 a.m. and later died at the hospital. He was 33-years-old.

A police spokesman says the northbound lanes of I-85 were closed off for more than two hours to allow for an investigation. Authorities believe a person from another vehicle shot into Detiege’s car. 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Detiege was the son of a popular Houston rapper from the ‘90s, D of Trinity Garden Cartel.

“Obviously these types of shootings are very concerning for the police department,” said spokesman Cpl. Collin Flynn. “Not only do you have the two vehicles involved in the shooting, but you also have multiple people that are driving on the interstate that could also be victims in these types of crimes.”

Shortly before Detiege was killed he had been in attendance at an Erica Banks show being held in a local club. Banks expressed her surprise and condolences at the sudden development. 

“We were just in the club last night saying how we was gone turn up this Sunday,” she wrote in a caption. “wow. Rest peacefully Chucky.”

Ex-baseball player and current head of Houston label 1501 Certified Entertainment, Carl Crawford, also made his own IG post saying, “so shocked to hear this we was just all together having a good time.”


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