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Who is Jeffrey Valdez?(Suspect, 27, is arrested for attempted murder as rapper Lil Tjay undergoes emergency surgery after being shot in botched robbery in New Jersey) Wiki, Bio, Age,Suspect,Arrested,Charged, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

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A suspect has been arrested in the attempted murder of New York City rapper Lil Tjay, who was shot just after midnight on Wednesday and underwent emergency surgery.

The Bergen County prosecutor’s office said Mohamed Konate, 27, of New York City, was taken into custody after he allegedly shot the 21-year-old rapper, whose real name is Tione Merritt.

Arrested and Charged

New Jersey police also arrested Jeffrey Valdez, 24, and Antoine Boyd, 22, both from the Bronx, who were with the rapper and allegedly armed when he was shot outside a shopping center in Edgewater.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the Calling My Name hitmaker had emergency surgery and was recovering, “but he’s not out of the woods yet.”

Shooting

Authorities said the shooting occurred near the City Place mall in Edgewater and that there were two shooting locations: one at a Chipotle restaurant and the other at a neighboring Exxon gas station.

When officers arrived, they found Lil Tjay with multiple gunshot wounds.

Boyd was also shot in the encounter with Konate, but authorities said the wound was not life-threatening.

Konate was charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of armed robbery, and multiple counts of assault and weapons offenses and will be transferred to the New York Police Department.

Instagram

The young rapper has blown up in recent years, reaching 7 million followers on Instagram and releasing two studio albums with Columbia Records that reached the Top 5 on the Billboard 200.

His 2021 song, Calling My Name, debuted at the number three spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lil Tjay also has 4.65 million subscribers on YouTube, with his latest son, In My Head, reaching morer than 12 million views in two months.

Jeffrey Valdez Quick and Facts

  • Mohamed Konate, 27, of New York City, was taken into custody on Wednesday
  • Konate allegedly shot the 21-year-old rapper, who’s real name is Tione Merritt
  • Police also arrested Jeffrey Valdez, 24, and Antoine Boyd, 22, both of the Bronx
  • The shooting happened outside a shopping center in Edgewater in New Jersey

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