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Updated: Lil' Snupe killed in Winnfield

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WINNFIELD, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Police are still trying to determine why an up-and-coming rap artist from Jonesboro was murdered early Thursday in Winnfield.

Family and friends spent today turning the crime scene at the Maplewood Apartment complex into a memorial in honor of rapper Lil Snupe who Winnfield police say was shot twice in the chest and died where flowers and balloons now fly.

I woke up this morning and I lost a great friend. He was a rapper, he inspired many kids to live out their dream, said Nikki Morris.

Although Lil Snupe was a celebrity and well known in the community, 14-year-old Sedarian Joe knew Addarren Ross as his older brother.

"I really loved my brother man. it shocked me this morning when my momma came and told me. I really couldn't believe it at first. it just hurt my heart real bad whenever she told me. For his momma I really feel bad for her because can't nobody feel the pain like she can," said Sedarian Joe.

Lil Snupe loved music and he was in town to perform for a concert tomorrow in Farmerville

"He was signed with meek mills record label Dreamchasers," said DJ Star.

DJ Star mentored Lil Snupe and was like an older brother. He says Lil Snupe was a rising star in the rap world.

"He was really on his way, big time and doing a lot for the state of Louisiana that people probably didn't understand on the music level," said DJ Star.

Although Addarren Ross, also known as Lil Snupe is gone he will never be forgotten.

Police say they do have a suspect in connection to Lil Snupe's murder but they are not releasing any names.

Previous Report: 

WINNFIELD, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Reports of the Lil' Snupe's death began to circulate this morning on social media sites Twitter and Instagram.

Snupe's manager (@leem7st) on tweeted that he had received the word of the rapper's death through a phone call.

The rapper was scheduled to perform at an event this weekend in Farmerville.  

Snupe tweeted that he wanted people to meet him at the event saying, "Meet Me At Club Diamonds This Friday N Farmerville." (@lilsnupe)

UPDATE:  

WINNFIELD, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The incident of Lil' Snupe has come as a shock to social media. 

Research into the rapper found that he posted a picture of his 18th birthday cake on his Facebook page.  That post was featured on June 13.

Details about the rapper are scarce and more information will be available soon.

ORIGINAL STORY:

WINNFIELD, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Winnfield Police officials have confirmed that rapper Lil' Snupe was killed in Winnfield early this morning.

Several hip hop blogs have said that Lil' Snupe was shot and killed.  KNOE 8 News is awaiting a release by Winnfield police with details on the incident.

Police officials say they do have a suspect, but that no arrests have been made at this time.

Stay tuned to KNOE 8 News for more.

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