Rest In Peace: Bay Area Rapper “The Jacka” Killed In Oakland Shooting!
RIP The Jacka Shot And Killed At Age 37!
OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A Bay Area rapper was killed in a shooting in East Oakland Monday night.
KPIX 5 Reporter Christin Ayers confirmed that the shooting victim was 37-year-old Dominic Newton, a rapper who went by the stage name “The Jacka.”
Witnesses said they heard several shots fired around 8:15 p.m. on MacArthur Boulevard by 94thAvenue.
So far, no suspects have been identified.
According to AllMusic, The Jacka is originally from Pittsburg and began his rap career in the late 1990s as a member of Mob Figaz, before launching a solo career in 2001.
Fans took to Twitter to express their disbelief and grief.
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