“I watched Blizzy die,” Blood tells a detective about Blake in the episode. “I just happened to be in the booth. They could have shot me the same way.”
Blood said he’s become a target because his music career is taking off.
The shooting happened at The Metropolitan, a complex of residential and commercial spaces that takes up a city block at 675 Metropolitan Parkway. The studio has a violent reputation.
The episode shows a witness telling a detective that well-known rappers Ludacris, Young Thug and Birdman have used the studio before. He said people would stand outside the studio with AK-47s when Birdman was there.
Less than eight months after Blake's death, 23-year-old Joshua Sherrod of Atlanta was found shot to death outside of the same property.
Blake's father filed a lawsuit this year alleging that inept security played a role in his son's death.
The A&E show, which debuted in 2004, focuses on the first 48 hours of a murder case and how homicide detectives try to track down perpetrators as quickly as possible.
If you have information about the murders of Jerome Blake and Nathan Hannon, please call Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS.
The 28-year-old was one of two people shot and killed at a recording studio inside the Metropolitan Arts District Wednesday night.