Suspect arrested in connection with Lil Tjay taking photo as rapper strikes to ‘stable’
Suspect arrested in connection with Lil Tjay taking photo as rapper strikes to ‘stable’

Suspect arrested in connection with Lil Tjay taking photo as rapper strikes to ‘stable’

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Rapper Lil Tjay’s state has gone from “critical to stable”, whereas someone has been arrested and charged in connection with he took photos in New Jerseythat New York Post research.

The 21-year-old rapper, Tione Jayden Merritt to be exact, was shot several times after midnight on Wednesday (June 22) in Edgewater, a press release from the Broward County Attorney’s Office (BCPO) said.

The Edgewater Police Department responded to the incident after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting photos being shot and finding the rapper with multiple injuries.

Following emergency surgery, Lil Tjay’s condition has gone from “critical” to “stable”.

Suspect charged with attempted first degree murder

The BCPO press release said an individual had been arrested and charged in connection with the photo-taking.

Mohamed Konate, 27, of 75 La Salle Street, Apt 20A, New York, has been arrested on “attempted murder, armed robbery and gun charges”.

The price includes three counts of first-degree murder, three counts of first-degree armed theft and possession of a second-degree weapon for unlawful operations.

He has also been charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, second-degree positive for not owning a firearm, and fourth-degree serious assault.

He was arrested by detectives from the BCPO and the New York City Police Department and is awaiting extradition to New Jersey.

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Two of Tjay’s colleagues were arrested and held in the Bergen County Jail

On June 22, 2022, Jeffrey Valdez, 24, of 308 East 184th Street, Bronx, New York, and Antoine Boyd, 22, of 855 East 217th Street, Bronx, New York, were arrested on “allegations of unlawful possession of a weapon”.

BCPO stated Valdez and Boyd had been with Lil TJay when Konate tried to rob them. Valdez and Boyd have been held at the Bergen County Jail and are awaiting a primary hearing at the Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, New Jersey.

As detailed throughout the press release, prosecutor Musella spoke of the charges as “only accusations” and the defendants were all “presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt”.

Lil Tjay’s state goes from ‘critical’ to ‘stable’

After the photo was taken, TMZ reported the rapper was undergoing emergency surgery, although the full extent of the accident remains unclear.

However, a source instructed the outlet that the rapper is now out of surgery and appears to be “getting better”, although he is “still not out of trouble”.

Following that info, BCPO announced Lil Tjay’s state has been upgraded from “critical to stable”.

“One casualty was upgraded from critical condition to stable. Others are hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries in good condition,” the BCPO tweeted.

Lil Tjay suffered multiple gunshot wounds while Boyd was shot just as quickly.

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