Family wants answers after 20-year-old rapper dies leaving Petersburg recording studio


PETERSBURG, Virginia (WWBT) – Police in St. Petersburg are trying to figure out why someone shot and killed an Emporia man as he was leaving a recording studio. His family say he was a promising rapper with a bright future ahead of him.

Dazmon Gary’s grieving mother believes there is someone who knows something that will help her answer her many questions.

“In these days and times I know he’s in a better place but I can’t help but feel sad,” said Donna Moore while holding back tears. She tried to keep her calm while holding a photo of her beloved son.

“The way he was taken from me is really bad. It’s really tragic.

She received the call on June 8. Dazmon Gary was leaving a recording studio in Petersburg near Washington and Spring Streets when someone shot him at around 10 a.m. that night.

“Someone knew he was coming out of there. No one knows what time you’re going to be out of a studio. I just had a feeling that maybe someone was waiting for it, ”Moore said.

His relatives say he was a promising rapper and people were watching him.

“He met Pusha T in 757. They wanted him to come and work for him. He’s been placed on the Pusha T Airwaves playlist… Everyone at Emporia, from Emporia to Richmond, New York, New Jersey, all around, they know him, ”Moore said.

“He was just going into it, and he took off so fast and there are people here who’ve been making music for a long time, and they’ve never had that success that fast, so of course that makes you a target. . ” parent Jennifer Tucker said. “Jealousy and envy are a powerful emotion.”

Under one of his YouTube videos, instead of fans commenting on the music, they are now leaving their condolences.

“It’s just a never-ending cycle of gun violence,” Tucker said. “I haven’t really had the chance to live.”

He wanted to bring his Emporia music to the big stage.

“He was trying to get out of it. He was trying to get away from there, ”Moore said.

About a week after his death, four other people were shot dead in Petersburg. At the time, police said they were investigating whether the shots were linked to Gary’s death. Investigators said on Friday they had found no indication that they were.

As they continue their investigation, they welcome any information on the perpetrator of the death of the young man of 20 years. Call Petersburg Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.

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