Rapper Tee Grizzley shot at, aunt fatally struck in Detroit

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Detroit — Detroit Rapper Tee Grizzley is mourning the loss of his aunt, Jobina "JB" Brown, after shots were fired at the car in which they were riding Tuesday night on the city's east side, officials say.

Tee Grizzley, 25, whose real name is Terry Sanchez Wallace Jr., was riding with his aunt, who is also his manager, when she was fatally shot.

Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley.

Detroit police told The Detroit News that a fatal shooting occurred at 9 p.m. in the 3600 block of Three Mile Drive on Tuesday. The ages of the victims match the ages of Brown and the rapper.

According to Detroit police, a black Chrysler 300, occupied by Brown, 41, and two men, ages 25 and 34, was stopped at a location on Three Mile Drive. When the driver exited the vehicle, shots were fired from an unknown location.

Brown was shot on her left side sitting in the back of the Chrysler.

The driver fled to the area of Buckingham and Mack, where he met up police. No other injuries were reported to police.

Brown was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Brown's death was ruled a homicide by Wayne County Medical Examiner, who said she died of multiple gunshot wounds.

It's unknown if it was a targeted attack, police said Wednesday.

No arrests have been made and the Detroit Police Department's Homicide Unit is investigating.

Tee Grizzley is a former Michigan State University student signed by Atlantic Records. He's best known for his singles "First Day Out," "No Effort," "Colors" and "From the D to the A." 


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