On September 7th, 2023, an unfortunate incident unfolded during Lil Baby’s concert at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. A man, identified as rapper CEO Jizzle, who is the nephew of the Memphis legend Young Dolph, was struck in the abdomen by a single gunshot. Luckily, his injuries were not life-threatening. Authorities had initially stated that the shooting appeared to be premeditated and that the victim had been specifically targeted.
New information has surfaced, shedding a different light on the situation. It turns out that CEO Jizzle and the alleged shooter, Kato 2x, were not only acquaintances but also collaborators in the music industry. This has left many questioning the motives behind the incident.
Local law enforcement has made significant progress in the case. Following an extensive investigation, the Memphis Police Department identified the suspect as 22-year-old Kevin Young, also known by the alias “Kato 2x.” Young’s arrest took place on the evening of September 26th in the 2000 Block of Duncanshire Road in Cordova. During the arrest, officers discovered a significant cache of evidence, including eight firearms, two gun magazines, ammunition, and marijuana.
Young now faces multiple charges, including Reckless Endangerment with a Deadly Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Felony weapon charges, Felony possession of Marijuana, and Drug Paraphernalia. His bond has been set at $150,000.
Court records show that Young was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday, specifically on charges of reckless endangerment and weapons possession. A warrant for his arrest was subsequently issued.
Law enforcement agencies have also identified Kato 2x as a known and well-documented gang member associated with the Rich and Ruthless Gang.
The shooting incident at FedExForum left CEO Jizzle injured and forced Lil Baby to be rushed off the stage. The venue contracts a private security company responsible for screening patrons for prohibited items, including guns and knives. These measures are in place to ensure the safety of all attendees.
CEO Jizzle and Kato 2x had collaborated on several music projects together, including tracks like “Step Brothers” and “Step Brothers 2.” These collaborations go beyond just music; it reflects a close relationship between the two artists. After news spread throughout the world CEO Jizzle took to social media to show his support for Kato 2x calling for the release of his alleged shooter.
Limited information is available on the motive behind the shooting, and recent developments have only added more questions to an already perplexing case. We will update you as more clarity around this situation is revealed.