Tupelo, MS – Michael Sullivan, Rae Sremmurd’s younger half-brother, has been arrested following the shooting death of the duo’s stepfather Floyd Sullivan. According to Lee County Sheriff’s Department records, Slim Jxmmi and Swae’s 19-year-old sibling has been charged with first-degree murder.
Rae Sremmurd’s stepfather was shot and killed in their hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi on Monday (January 6). Their brother was taken into police custody for a psychiatric evaluation and arrested following his release from a mental health facility on Tuesday (January 7).
TMZ obtained a mugshot of Sullivan, which can be viewed below.
[This post has been updated. The following was originally published on January 7, 2020.]
Rae Sremmurd’s half-brother Michael Sullivan has been taken into custody following the shooting death of the duo’s stepfather Floyd Sullivan. According to TMZ and WTVA 9 News, police are calling Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee’s sibling a person of interest in the shooting.
The elder Sullivan, 62, was shot and killed in Tupelo, Mississippi on Monday night (January 6). Tupelo Police Capt. Charles McDougald said officers found the victim dead at the scene, noting he suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Rae Sremmurd’s 19-year-old brother is being held for a psychiatric evaluation. Police reportedly aren’t looking for any other people in connection to the shooting.
— WCBI News (@WCBINEWS) January 7, 2020
Slim and Swae’s stepfather helped raise the two after getting into a relationship with their mother Bernadette Walker. Floyd Sullivan Jr. — the victim’s son and another Rae Sremmurd sibling — mourned the loss of their father via Instagram on Tuesday (January 7).
“RIP pops,” he wrote. “Love you always. The greatest man I’ve ever known.”