Posted: Wednesday – June 17, 2009
New York police are alleging that a dispute between Tru Life’s brother and several other individuals may have killed a teen and left another man seriously injured.
According to investigators, early yesterday morning (June 16), five gang members ambushed two men at a Manhattan apartment complex, to retaliate against the earlier shooting of a man named Michael Slater.
The man authorities say is a suspected drug dealer was shot in the abdomen outside nightclub Pacha, and is listed in critical condition.
The gang-inspired apartment ambush resulted in the two individuals being stabbed repeatedly in the chest and face.
One man, 30 year old Jason Black, survived the assault and is listed in critical condition.
The other, an 18-year old teen whose name has not been released, died on the operating table.
While details are still being revealed police believe the shooting and fatal stabbing are the result of an ongoing feud between Jason Black and Tru Life’s brother.
The brother, whose name has also not been disclosed, was first introduced to Hip-Hop fans in 2007 courtesy of the punching incident between then rivals Tru Life and Cam’Ron.
According to various reports, the brother joined Tru Life in confronting Cam’Ron outside of Club Stereo.
After an escalation of words and some reports alleging the brother even threatened to shoot up the venue, Tru Life assaulted the Dip Set founder with a single punch to the face.
At press time, Tru Life could not be reached for comment.