According to WSB-TV, a local rapper/producer is behind bars charged with the shooting death of a friend. Police say Damon Martin, 35, of Detroit, was shot and killed early Friday morning at the sprawling Hampton, GA home of local rapper Shawty Redd.
Redd, real name Demetrius Stewart, 28, initially told cops the New Year's Day shooting was accidental. But following an investigation, cops leaned the shooting was the result of an argument which turned physical.
Shawty Redd is mostly known for his production work on Young Jeezy's albums and for producing Snoop Dogg's hit "Sexual Seduction" off his 'Ego Trip' CD.
If you recall, Redd took to the blogs two years ago to complain that he never got paid for producing tracks on Jeezy's mixtape and CDs.
Redd is currently being held in the Henry County jail without bond. A preliminary hearing scheduled for Saturday is reset to Jan. 12. His only hope for freedom is if his legal counsel can convince a jury that the shooting was in self defense.