A suspect arrested in the murder of aspiring rapper MO3 (right), allegedly shot his transgender friend in August.
Kewon Dontrell White, 22, was arrested Wednesday after a confidential informant identified White as the gunman who killed MO3, real name Melvin Noble, on a Dallas freeway on Nov. 11.
White was taken into custody at his home in an Oak Cliff neighborhood in Dallas.
Witnesses say White got out of his car and chased Noble after the rapper's car was disabled on the freeway.
White shot Noble multiple times with an AK-47 pistol, then got back into his car and drove away.
Noble was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
White was also charged with felony weapon possession after police found a 9 mm handgun in his possession during an arrest in November.
White was arrested in August when he allegedly shot a male-to-female transgender whom White was in an intimate relationship with.
The victim, who goes by the username @BarbieAdamore on social media, survived the shooting. White was released on bond.
In a comment posted under a recent photo of Adamore wearing a green sweatsuit, an Instagram user wrote: "No weapon formed against you shall prosper."
Another user wrote: "Lord keep u covered he disowned yo a** when u aint accept yo real self."
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Dallas police released images from a surveillance video that shows a suspect wanted in the shooting death of rapper Mo3.
Police released grainy images that show a thin Black man while fleeing the scene of the shooting.
The suspect is wearing all black skull cap, face covering, long-sleeved top and faded grey jeans that appear to be falling down, revealing light blue boxer shorts. He is holding what appears to be an Ak-47 pistol with a drum magazine.
Police say the gunman fled the scene of the shooting in a 2014 or 2015 black Chevrolet Camaro.
The rapper, real name Melvin Noble, was leaving a female friend's house on Nov. 11, when he called his manager to say he was being followed by another vehicle.
Noble was known to flaunt what appeared to be hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, designer clothes and flashy jewelry on social media. This photo of the rapper holding stacks of cash was uploaded to his Instagram account.
Noble drove onto Interstate 35 in an effort to elude the other vehicle but the car pursued him onto the freeway.
Police say Noble crashed his car, exited the vehicle and tried to escape on foot. But the gunman chased him down and shot him in the back of the head. Noble was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Noble's female friend later took to Instagram and denied setting up the rapper for a robbery.
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Lil Boosie is reportedly scheduled to have one of his feet amputated due to massive blood loss after suffering a gunshot wound to the leg.
Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch Jr., was shot while sitting in a Sprinter van in a parking lot last week in Dallas, Texas.
The Louisiana rapper was in town to attend a memorial to his artist Mo3, 28, real name Melvin Noble, who was fatally shot by an unknown assailant on a Dallas freeway on Nov. 11.
Normally, a bullet wound to the leg is not a life-threatening condition. But if the bullet severed an artery in the leg the resulting blood loss can lead to tissue atrophy from lack of oxygen in the blood.
Boosie, 38, has a history of type 1 diabetes which requires daily insulin injections to maintain normal blood sugar levels.
People who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes are at higher risk for amputation because of a condition called peripheral artery disease, which narrows the arteries and lowers oxygenated blood perfusion to the arms and legs.
Another complication of a gunshot wound to the leg is pulmonary emboli caused by fragmented bone in the leg traveling through the veins to the lungs. A pulmonary embolism is potentially fatal.
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Dallas rapper Mo3 was shot in the head while driving on I-35 in Oak Cliff Wednesday morning. The rapper who was born Melvin Noble was targeted by the gunman, according to Dallas police.
Cellphone footage uploaded to Instagram shows a medic performing CPR on Noble as he lay on the highway near his car.
Urban Islandz reports Noble was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Noble, who was signed to rapper Boosie's label, told an interviewer, "I got a second chance because of music... I've basically been in every correctional facility around. Y'all never see the people that throw rocks at me, 'cause they hide their hands. You just see me beat their ass."
He leaves behind three children.
Noble's death comes days after Chicago gangster-turned rapper King Von was fatally shot during a fist fight outside a hookah lounge in Atlanta.