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Dallas rapper Lul Reese has been identified as the suspect who killed 9-year-old Brandoniya Bennett while shooting at a rival rapper in an Old East Dallas apartment. The rapper, whose real name is Tyrese Simmons, 19, turned himself in to police, officials announced at a news conference on Thursday.

Brandoniya was shot in the head as she sat on a sofa in an apartment at the Roseland Townhomes. She had just gotten her nails done and was waiting for the nail polish to dry when she was shot, police said. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Simmons allegedly targeted a rival rapper when he fired into an apartment next door. But he missed and the bullet traveled through the wall and struck Brandoniya.

Police say Reese and the rival rapper were beefing over a diss record.

Brandoniya's family spent the day screaming and crying outside the apartment where the little girl died.

"As adults, as parents as police officers, we're supposed to make them safe, as community leaders, we're supposed to make them safe," said Dallas Police Department Maj. Danny Williams. "She was sitting in her house, she felt safe… she was only 9-years-old."

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    HORRIBLE!!!! RIP??

  • bemetoo

    Sandra they say he was in a gang and given the wrong address

  • Virgoqween

    Jesus. Why don’t yall gang banging fools go have old fashioned duels?? Meet in an empty field and draw on each other. May the best idiot win.

  • Banka

    So sad....... No words!

  • Ms.Devereaux


  • Yardgirl

    OMG!! I am speechless that with all that is going on in the world people are still doing these random shootings!! Poor baby. R.I.P.

  • Wish I was on another planet

    Right play chicken off a cliff or something. May this angel RIP.

  • Ms.Devereaux

    Let me start off by saying auntie NOT TODAY and NOT THIS WEEKEND do not leave us in the post all weekend my nerves can’t take it! This is awful and sad last night somebody was popping fireworks the big loud ones the explode in the air when I first heard them I was on the floor and then I realized oh those are fireworks but these days the floor ain’t safe if you live on a 2nd or 3rd floor anyway this is just out right sad

  • McKay

    These dumb nignogs get me so upset. Shooting in public over a diss record. What are these youths drinking??

    Nobody hates black people more than black people...smh

  • SpiceGirl
  • Reina1718

    Wtf is up with generation?!!! Who’s raising these kids?!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    RIP baby girl.

  • Ms.Devereaux

    They think some of the rap beef and entertainment beef they see be real they think selling drugs and killing ppl in real life will earn them a record deal

  • Reina1718

    Or go to the Military!

  • MsSapphire9800

    Who is this guy... All these pop-up gangsta rappers...either killing each others or killing innocence people while trying to kill each others.

  • Ms.Devereaux

    Rap songs rap videos and social media

  • Reina1718

    I agree but damn, ppl dont want better?

  • Facts and Receipts

    Brandoniya’s family spent the day screaming and crying outside the apartment where the little girl died.
    Why is this inserted into this story Sandra? Do better.

  • Yardgirl

    Oh no, I am so sorry you had to go through that!! I am literally covered in goosebumps. 1st floor, 2nd floor it's not safe anywhere. These effing gun nuts with their "guns don't kill people, people kill people" and their rabid misuse of the 2nd amendment. Dump is too stupid to cross the NRA because their supporters are his base so for now we are at all at risk for random shots fired every damn day we are here going about our day life.

  • Renee26

    Rapper signed to who??

    Just another dumb ass thug with a total disregard for life. He's NOBODY

    RIP Princess... Prayers for her family

  • Facts and Receipts

    By the time they are military aged, many of them have criminal records. So they caint. They can get a waiver but some of it be too much to waive.

  • Renee26

    Ok... That's a given

  • Renee26

    Every thug wants to be a rapper

  • Renee26

    The streets raised that one

  • Ni Ni

    ???RIH precious angel ??.

  • Trentaye

    Hillary was spot on! #SuperPredators

  • Renee26

    Lean, codiene, syrup, liquor, courage...

  • Bree

    These fools know that bullets have NO name, especially when you are shooting in a public place or in this case an apartment complex. People live next door, across the hall, and some people have others living with them. If you are going to get at somebody, PLEASE make sure you are shooting BULL'S EYE!

    This innocent princess lost her life and these idiots are still living. And although this fool will get a plea deal of what three to five, he will be back out on the streets in no time.

    Our men need to do better. There should be better ways to squash a beef. You don't need gun violence.

  • Renee26

    Good idea ... Play chicken and drive off cliffs

  • Facts and Receipts

    Seems like its trying to shame them for their grief somehow? I dont like it.

  • Renee26

    Where they can legally kill and pillage communities... Nah

  • Renee26

    Same ?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Signed to the Dumb A$$ Streets

  • Renee26

    He turned himself in... Justice will be served.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    And sprite

  • Renee26

    Ain't that it... He doesn't deserve this type of attention

  • Renee26

    Double foam cups

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    They couldn’t make it pass the application stage to get into the military..

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    Poor child

  • KarmaBackAround

    That baby was sittin in her own house being a child, doin what girls do when she was many times do we have to say put the guns down n put ur fists many times we gotta keep saying bullets dont have no name! Yall took this baby n she never even seen it coming u punk mf.. R.I.P sweet girl ..

  • Ghost

    So this was all over a diss record!? His feelings must have really been hurt ?. Now he’ll have a long time to think about the stupidity of it all. May the baby RIP...

  • Curtis

    I have been to Dallas mutiple times and it's a nice city, never expected all the murders stories of late. Looks like new generation will turn it to another chi, philly or bmore. Rip young girl.

  • Look@m3

    where are all these self proclaimed rappers i have never heard of coming from. Are these underground rappers? RIP babygirl

  • Look@m3


  • Alextra Ballard

    If you're not safe in the comfort of your own home......then you're not safe anywhere. Rip lil one

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Please don't leave us in this sad post with this baby.

  • Carrington

    When will these STUPID MFs realize that they aren't supposed to try to LIVE their rap lyrics. Rappers are the ONLY mfs who try to live their craft in real life. I've never known Steven Spielberg to try to get an alien back home. I've never heard that Aerosmith and The B-52's were in a shoot out, I've never known Pat Sajack and Bob Barker to meet in the back of the studio lot and throw brand new toasters and sets of luggage at each other.

    Why is it happening?

  • Oretta Grace Smith


  • KarmaBackAround

    Like wtf else was they suppose to be doing that day other than that smh she can do too much sometimes!

  • Nita Pie

    RIP baby but Brandoniya, ma'am you loved Brandon didnt you to do that baby like that

  • r r

    I'm here in Dallas and this is so devastating and that is very disrespectful to include that in this article. For what! Have you no decency!

  • r r


  • Fire & Ice

    Real hip hop was not about killing people and selling drugs. Rip baby girl ?

  • Parent

    Devastating. Poor baby. Poor family. Can't even sit on your living room couch and be considered safe anymore.

  • Vegas1989

    The Military has changed. It's not that easy no more. They are kicking the Fatty's out of the Army and they have change the PT test.....Way Different.....

  • Reina1718

    Thats true smh

  • SandraRose

    The scene outside the apartment was chaos because the family was distraught.

  • SandraRose

    I read he pursued the guy around the corner and fired randomly.

  • SandraRose

    That must have been awful for you.

  • KLo

    so, so sad

  • KLo

    Trump got William Barr coming for these MF thugs.

  • CookieMobster

    He looks like pure evil in his eyes. I do NOT understand why people don't have any regard for human life anymore. You HAVE to know if you have common sense that you just can't go shooting bullets at apartments or anywhere in the city. Hell we worry about shooting on my parents shooting range and they have 10 acres.

  • CookieMobster

    You kill me sometimes. The image of my man Bob B. and Pat throwing toasters and luggage and trying to mow each other down with a BRAND NEW CAAARRRRR has me weak!!!

  • YellowSauce

    hip hop has always been a mixed bag of good and bad BUT
    rappers these days seem to now glorify murder and being the killer
    in addition to promoting taking drugs that will kill you
    next level from from after school fights and weed ...
    just seems like they are more extreme with partying than just having fun .....
    like what happened to just having some fun???
    oh and to clarify it shouldn't be considered fun to shoot people ESPECIALLY children

  • Russiancreme

    When I see a name spelled like that I assume thats the daddy flexin. Brandon obviously wanted a lil boy.

  • Keira

    These pussyholes won’t stop kill of our future and the innocent kids in our communities. Bumbofuk need to Epstein himself from earth. SIP baby girl. Didn’t deserve this. Sigh

  • Just Ice

    This is sick, lordt bless these fish!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Disregard for human life. They just don't care.

  • Daffanyrose

    I was thinking the same thing. I hate made up ghetto names. Lord bless her little soul

  • Nik

    Lock him up and throw away the? key!!!!!

  • LoveChild

    Hope the males finish him behind bars.

  • Kanyade

    Rest in Heaven, sweet angel. ?

  • Ms.Devereaux

    Yes and it caught me off guard cuz I can’t think of any reason why someone would be popping fireworks ?? and I know how you disappear sometimes and leave us in these sad posts!! Thank you for giving us something else.

  • ~~eb

    A diss record!?!?!? I can't.

  • Ms.Devereaux

    For some reason they think stealing and killing to get to the top is doing better ?????

  • Ms.Devereaux

    Honey it’s a bunch of white folks that live around me I really thought at first oh lord one of nem is on a mass murdering spree! Or they shooting a friend or family over something crazy! These days you can never be too careful and there’s no such thing as a “safe neighborhood” anymore. I recall one time I was eating out and this white man caught my eye I guess he looked suspect before I knew he was coming and me seemed like full speed ahead I dropped what I was doing and prepared my fists ?? turns out he was stumbling trying to catch himself from falling but in my mind it was like he was running at me either way I was prepared

  • Joy King

    Do teenagers not understand what happens in prison. Dude is 19 and his life is over because of a diss record, that nobody outside his local neighborhood would've ever heard. This poor 9 year old is gone. Her family has to be completely devastated.

    And for the people clowning the little girl’s name. Like really. I had to go back up and read the article because I literally paid no attention. I was more concerned about an innocent child being dead over BS. Some of you worry about the wrong things.

  • $203947312

    In its infancy, rap music was fun and exciting. It was a clever genre of music that told untold stories. Fast forward and it's a glorified vehicle of self destruction.

  • Md


  • Capricornlady

    Or the baby mama wanting other beyoch's to know thats his baby. lol

  • Capricornlady

    you make me soooooooo sick!!! ????????

  • Alicia.Ashe

    You’re an idiot

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    Damn. I live in Dallas and didn't even hear about this. Crazy. Beautiful girl. I couldnt imagine.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Can't go outside and play because of gunfire, can't stay in and do your nails due to gunfire. Wow. This is just sad all around.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    All cause of some rap shit Rap music is a curse on black people

  • joel adams


  • Yardgirl

    I feel you on that white man story. I was in JCP recently and this greasy gun toting looking one made my heart drop, I was for sure about to run out the store! My town is safe until it's not safe because like you said, we are not safe anywhere. Bless up sis.


    What A LOSER! Loser shot somebodies young child because he is lame and corny and Scary..
    Overly emotional Scary dudes are always wreckless and will always pick up a gun to attack the innocent .
    These losers need to go join the military if they want to shoot somebody... LOSERS!

  • jujumanji

    First-May this little girl rest in peace. honestly and truly This Lul Fool needs to be under the jail and I pray for this little girl family. These young boys need to learn how to fight. Throw some hands nucca. Punk

  • Yetunde

    I can’t even describe how sad this makes me feel. It’s beyond all sorts of comprehension, I don’t even know where to begin.
    May this child’s family find healing.

  • rockstar2142

    A lil girl is dead and y’all talking bout her name smh..

  • rockstar2142

    Naw I believe they will throw the book at him.

  • Moon Lee

    Dummy 5.0