Atlanta rapper Yung Teddy murdered after tweeting about death threats

Atlanta rapper Yung Teddy murdered after tweeting about death threats

We’re only four days into 2013 and Atlanta’s hip-hop scene has already been hit with tragedy as up-and-coming ATL rapper Yung Teddy was found murdered on Jan. 2, after he tweeted about receiving death threats just a few hours before being slain.

According to the media, 23-year-old Yung Teddy, born Justin Mitchell, was found dead from a gunshot wound in his Austell, Ga., apartment after police responded to a call of a shooting from the home around 10:18 p.m.


AllHipHop reports that just five hours before the rapper was slain, he tweeted an ominous message about receiving death threats.

“N—AS WANNA SEE ME DEAD,” tweeted Mitchell, who also posted a screenshot on Instagram of the death threat to himself and his family.


Atlanta rapper Yung Teddy murdered after tweeting about death threats

According to the media, police are looking for two suspects in the shooting. The first suspect is a black man between the ages of 20 and 23 with a thin build and about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9 in height. He was last seen wearing a gray sweater, dark pants and a black beanie hat.

The second suspect is another black man about 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6 in height. He was last seen wearing a multicolored beanie hat and a navy blue bandanna covering his face.

Those with information about the murder are urged to contact Atlanta police at 770-499-3945.

Our condolences go out to Mitchell’s family and friends and we hope that this will be the first and last hip-hop murder we see in 2013. Check out some other murdered rappers below. –nicholas robinson

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