Member of Atlanta rapper’s entourage shot dead after LaGrange club performance

LaGrange police are investigating a shooting late Saturday that left an 18-year-old man dead.

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LaGrange police are investigating a shooting late Saturday that left an 18-year-old man dead.

LaGrange police are investigating after a teenager traveling with an Atlanta rap artist was shot this weekend and later died in an Atlanta hospital.

According to a news release, 18-year-old Nasr Midian Kahenti Atun El Bebley-Calvin was struck in the head during a drive-by shooting late Saturday night.

Bebley-Calvin was in LaGrange with Cold Hearted Savage, a protégé of Atlanta-bred rapper Lil Baby who signed to the Grammy Award-winning artist’s label 4PF.

Police said Cold Hearted Savage, whose legal name is Dontarius Chappell, and several other artists performed at Club TRU, a nightclub along East Depot Street in LaGrange on Saturday.

Following the concert, the victim and artists left the club in multiple vehicles. Someone in an unknown vehicle opened fire on them as they were driving back to Atlanta, police said. Investigators said Bebley-Calvin suffered his fatal wound when a bullet ripped through his car as the convoy of artists was heading eastbound on Lafayette Parkway.

The teen was in a car with four other people. Police did not say if anyone else was injured during the shooting.

According to the release, Bebley-Calvin died soon after he was dropped off around 1 a.m. Sunday at Grady Memorial Hospital, more than 60 miles from the scene of the shooting.

Atlanta homicide detectives are now helping LaGrange police investigate.

Atlanta authorities initially got reports that the incident happened at Club TRU, but they were unable to confirm preliminary leads because witnesses didn’t cooperate. Investigators later determined it was a drive-by shooting near Ragland Street, less than two miles from the club.

Anyone with information is asked to call LaGrange police at 706-883-2603. Tipsters can also remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $1,000, by contacting Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.