NEW: Dallas police arrest suspect in rapper Mo3’s shooting death

Rapper Mo3 was killed in a shooting involving a motorist on a Dallas highway.
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Rapper Mo3 was killed in a shooting involving a motorist on a Dallas highway.

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Rapper was shot while driving in his hometown

Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of up-and-coming rapper Mo3, who was gunned down on a Dallas highway in November.

Kewon Dontrell White faces a murder charge for the Nov. 11 death of the 28-year-old performer, whose real name is Melvin Noble, Dallas police said Wednesday.

White was in federal custody on a weapons charge, police said, and it was not clear whether he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf. His bond on the murder charge will be set at a later date, police said.

Noble was shot during a daytime attack on Interstate 35. An arrest affidavit released Wednesday said a witness told police that White was involved in the shooting, but it offered no details about a motive.

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The rapper was chased down on Interstate 35 East in Dallas, according to news station CBS 11. Police said Noble was traveling northbound on the interstate near Clarendon Drive shortly before noon when the armed suspect approached the rapper’s car. The suspect chased the victim and fired multiple rounds at him, striking the victim at least once, police said.

Noble was best known for a 2019 remix of the song “Errybody,” with Baton Rouge, Louisiana, rapper Boosie Badazz.

Noble was pronounced dead later at a nearby hospital. Another bystander was shot, police said at the time, but they received non-life-threatening injuries.

Mo3 had just begun making waves on the hip-hop scene. He had recorded music on Boosie’s music label and earlier this year told Flaunt Magazine about the chance meeting with his rap mentor.

“Three years ago, in a mall,” he said. “He’s doing a signing or walkthrough at a shoe store. I had pulled up, we chopped it up. He put me on his show that night. After that, he flew me to his house. We made two songs for my album. I had a mixtape called 4 Indictments with Gangsta Grillz and DJ Drama. It’s been love ever since.”

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