It looks like tragedy has already struck the local Atlanta Hip Hop scene just days into the new year. According to a recent report from AllHipHop, an up-and-coming Atlanta rapper Yung Teddy was found dead just hours after Tweeting about a death threat he received.
On January 2 at 10:18 PM, Yung Teddy – né Justin Mitchell, age 23 – was found dead from a gunshot wound in his apartment in Austell, a suburb of Atlanta. According to reports, Mitchell had Tweeted about receiving a text message death threat five hours before his death, writing that, “niggas wanna see me dead.”
NIGGAS WANNA SEE ME DEAD
— YUNG TEDDY FTW/SBC (@YungTeddy) January 2, 2013
Witness reports indicate that two men were seen at the scene of the crime directly before Mitchell’s murder. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the first suspect is a black man between the ages of 20 and 23 with a thin build and a height of between 5’6″ and 5’9″. He was wearing a grey sweater, a beanie and dark pants, and was armed with a pistol.
The second suspect wanted for questioning is black man between 5’4″ and 5’6″ tall. Reports indicate he was wearing a multi-colored beanie and a navy blue bandanna tied around his face at the time of the crime.
Anyone with information on the suspects are encouraged to contact police at the number 770-499-3945. A screen cap of the death threat that Mitchell received prior to his murder can be found below.