‘Rapper’ Lil Phat (Melvin Vernell III) has been killed in a shooting over in Atlanta late Thursday. He was just nineteen years of age and it has been reported that he was shot numerous times as we was in a parked car near the Northside Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
A police spokesperson said authorities are searching for,
“two black males… seen running from the location at the time of the shooting.”
Phat had been part of the Trill Entertainment group and had released Trill 4 Life with Webbie in 2010.