Rapper Lil Tjay Shot Multiple Times, New Jersey


According to officials, rapper Lil Tjay was shot multiple times, and another man was also wounded during an attempted armed robbery early Wednesday in New Jersey.

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, handling the investigation, said gunfire erupted at a Chipotle restaurant at a residential and outdoor shopping center in Edgewater.

According to news, the Edgewater Police Department responded to a 911 call about the shooting at 12:08 AM.

Moreover, Lil Tjay, 21, whose legal name is Tione Jayden Merritt, was released from the prosecutor's office with multiple gunshot wounds.

The other victim, Antoine Boyd, 22, was found at an Exxon gas station about a mile from the Chipotle with a single gunshot wound, authorities said.

Investigators determined that suspect Mohamed Konate, 27, of New York,

"attempted to commit armed robbery" against Lil Tjay, and two people he was with, Jeffrey Valdez, 24, of the Bronx, New York, and Boyd,

When the shooting occurred, according to the prosecutor's office.

Detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and the New York City Police Department on Wednesday arrested Konate on three counts of attempted murder,

Three counts of armed robbery and other weapons charges, the release stated.

He is pending extradition to New Jersey.

Officials said that Valdez and Boyd were also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.

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