Following Trouble DTE’s death, a man turned himself in to authorities, identifying himself as the murderer. The news was confirmed by Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jedidia Canty.
The RCSO press release said the man was arrested without incident and taken into custody by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office in connection with the death of the rapper, also known as Mariel Semonte Orr, June 5, 2022.
About DTE Trouble Killer
The culprit in Mariel’s death has been identified as Jamichael Jones. The 33-year-old surrendered to police after his mother encouraged him to do so.
Officials said Jones was wanted in the murder of Mariel during a home invasion at 3:20 a.m. Sunday at the Lake St. James Apartments in Conyers, about 25 miles east of Atlanta.
Jones was charged with murder, aggravated assault, home invasion and assault. He was spotted in handcuffs and wearing a green hoodie, covering his head after being arrested.
A news outlet reported that investigators traveled to the sites where Jones was frequently seen, which led them to his mother’s home. Rockdale County Court said he was scheduled to appear for a bond hearing on Tuesday.
35-year-old rapper Trouble DTE was shot and killed on Sunday. Officials said he was visiting a woman in the apartment complex where she lived and was shot in the chest by Jones. He was immediately taken to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Briefly about Trouble DTE
The Atlanta, Georgia native started rapping when he was 14 years old. He debuted with a mixtape, December 17released in April 2011. It included the song Bussin’featuring rappers Yo Gotti, Waka Flocka Flame and Trae tha Truth.
The mixtape was named one of Complex magazine’s Top 25 Mixtapes of 2011 and Trouble was included in their list of 15 New Rappers to Watch the same year.
He then appeared on the track Chopper from Lupe Fiasco’s album, Tetsuo & Youth in 2015. The song also featured Glasses Malone, Trae tha Truth, Billy Blue, Buk and Fam-Lay.
Mariel was featured on the YFN song Lucci Key to the streets in 2016. The song peaked at number 70 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was named one of the Top 50 Hip-Hop Songs of 2016 by XXL Magazine and the Top 60 Songs of 2016 by Vibe Magazine.
He then signed a recording contract with Mike Will Made It’s label, Ear Drummer Records and Interscope Records, in 2017.