Atlanta rapper Lil Marlo killed in shooting on I-285, police confirm

Atlanta rapper Lil Marlo killed in shooting on I-285, police confirm
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Lil Marlo performs onstage during day 1 of REVOLT Summit x AT&T Summit on September 12, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Revolt) (Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Revolt)

ATLANTA — Police have confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that Atlanta rapper Lil Marlo was killed in a shooting on I-285 Saturday night.

Atlanta police responded to a crash near the Benjamin E. Mays Drive overpass at 11:30 p.m.. and found the 30-year-old driver dead inside.

Police said the car was traveling south when the driver, now identified as Rudolph Johnson (Lil Marlo) was shot.

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Investigators believe the rapper was the intended target and they are working to learn more.

No one has been arrested in the case.

Lil Marlo has been on the Quality Control record label since 2017.

Lil Yachty posted about the shooting early Sunday, writing on Instagram, “We just did a song a 4 this morning smh rip brother.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS.