Chucky Trill Dead: Rapper Dies After Highway Shooting
A shooting on Interstate 85 in suburban Atlanta has claimed the lifetime of a rising Texas rap artist, one among three interstate shootings within the metro area in two days, authorities said Saturday (March 6).
Rapper Corey Detiege, who performed under the pseudonym Chucky Trill, died at a neighborhood hospital after Friday’s predawn shooting, police in suburban Gwinnett County said.
Police Cpl. Collin Flynn, a department spokesman, said someone pulled up beside Detiege’s car and opened fire around 3 a.m. Friday, WSB TV reported. Ditiege, 33, was from Sugar Land, Texas.
Flynn said the suspect fled and a motive within the slaying was unknown. Police gave no immediate description of the suspect’s vehicle and have made no arrest.
On Saturday, a person was grazed by a bullet on I-285 in DeKalb County when another driver pulled alongside him and opened fire, DeKalb police spokeswoman Officer Elise Wells said.
Officers were called to a gasoline station about 4 a.m. after the person , who was in his 40s, pulled over and called 911, Wells said.
“It appears that the victim was traveling down 285 when an unknown vehicle pulled up next to him and fired several rounds into the victim’s car,” Wells said in an emailed statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It’s unclear what prompted the shooting.
The man was taken to the hospital and is predicted to recover, authorities said.
And about an hour before Detiege was killed Friday, someone shot a driver within the head on Interstate 75, authorities said. That man remains hospitalized. A witness told police that the shot was fired after two cars tried to occupy an equivalent lane. The shooter fled.
There had been a minimum of four earlier incidents on area interstates already this year.
Rapper Bun B was among several artists who expressed condolences on social media after the death of Detiege.
“This was an honest man. Humble. Hard working. Loyal. Determined. Focused. And he had the talent. Queen saw him and told @boneafied ‘That boy is sweet . If he don’t have a manager you ought to roll in the hay .’ And he did, putting everything he had in it. We are heartbroken this morning and send our deepest condolences to D, Bone and every one of his family, friends and supporters. Buy or stream his music and let’s keep his memory alive. #RIPChuckyTrill,” his post said.
Chucky Trill was managed by Bone of Boneafied Entertainment, who also manages Bun B.
The shootings come before the NBA All-Star game on Sunday in Atlanta. But Flynn couldn’t confirm whether Detiege was in Atlanta for the sport .
Chucky Trill released his album “Music for the Soul” in 2018 and had more music within the works, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Police said the recent trend of interstate shootings in Atlanta is extremely concerning.
“Not only can the person lose control of their car after being shot or injured by a gunshot, but also if you’re shooting from a moving vehicle and there’s other moving vehicles around, you’ll be shot,” Flynn said.