Rapper “Pop, Lock & Drop It” Huey killed in double shootout near Saint-Louis


The shooting took place Thursday in Kinloch, Missouri, a town about 15 miles north of St. Louis, when police were informed that the 32-year-old victim – whose real name is Lawrence Franks Jr. – is Arrived at a local hospital with at least one gunshot wound, police said.Franks was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital, police said. There were no arrests related to the shooting and no reason has been determined, police said.

“The detectives believe that at least ten other people were present at and around the crime scene during this incident. Investigators strongly encourage potential witnesses to contact them, “said police.

A second victim of the shooting went to the Ferguson Police Department and was taken to a local hospital with injuries which police said were not fatal.

Huey’s hit “Pop, Lock & Drop It” was released in 2007 and spent 23 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 6.


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