New Jersey-based rapper Tripple Beanz was walking to his SUV in Newark on Friday when he was confronted by two masked gunmen and shot dead execution-style in broad daylight.
The cold-blooded killing of the 29-year-old recording artist, born Corey Thompson, was caught on surveillance video, which showed his attackers fire multiple shots at the victim as he rolled on the ground.
According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Thompson was walking in the 300 block of Avon Avenue in Newark just before 1pm on Friday when he was fatally shot.
Surveillance video from Newark, New Jersey, shows rapper Tripple Beanz (seen in white beanie) walking to his parked car on Friday afternoon, just moments before his killing
Two masked gunmen run up to Thompson, 29, and open fire, shooting him multiple times
Thompson rolls on the ground several times as the gunmen continue firing
Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene just 12 minutes after the shooting
Thompson was pronounced dead from his injuries at the scene just 12 minute later.
As surveillance footage from the area shows, the rapper was about to get into his Range Rover when two masked gunmen jumped out of a grey SUV that was double-parked across the street and ran up to him with guns drawn.
Video shows the attackers fire multiple shots at Thompson, who collapses in the middle of the street and rolls over several times as his assailants continue shooting at him.
After firing what appears to be a final control shot to the head, the gunmen hop back into the grey SUV and speed away, leaving Thompson to bleed out in the road.
By Sunday, a makeshift memorial has sprung up near the spot where Thompson died, according to CBS New York.
As of Tuesday morning, no arrests have been announced in connection to Thompson’s killing.
Thompson was pronounced dead on the scene just minutes after the cold-blooded shooting
Thompson’s recording label, DFG Recording Studio, posted a message over the weekend mourning his death.
‘Our hearts are hurting bad here at DFG,’ it stated. ‘Beanz man. A superstar in the making and more importantly family here. Genuinely was tryna [sic] change his life around. This was a man who WORKED and had SO MUCH TALENT This whole thing is so f***ed. Tripple Beanz, we love you man and your legacy will forever live on through us and your music.’
Just hours before his violent killing, Thompson shared a video on his own Instagram page, teasing his latest single, Brand New 40, in which he brags about buying a new .40-caliber handgun.
‘At the gun store bought a brand new 40 so don’t you roll upon me,’ Thompson, sporting a gun-shaped pendant around his neck, raps while mimicking firing shots with his fingers.
Thompson’s recording label, DFG, paid tribute to him on Instagram over the weekend
Thompson, born and raised in Newark, started his career in the music industry at the age of 13. He collaborated with the Grammy Award-nominated rapper Fetty Wap on a song in July
Just hours before his death, Thompson released a video teasing the release of his new single, Brand New 40, in which he brags about buying a new gun (pictured)
A press release from a public relations agency stated that Thompson, born and raised in Newark, started his career in the music industry at the age of 13. He released his first tracks in 2013 and went on to open for rappers Lil Baby, Money Bag Yo, Lil Durk and Jadakiss.
According to his Spotify profile, Thompson collaborated with the Grammy Award-nominated rapper Fetty Wap, whom he described as a ‘long time friend.’ The two released the song ‘Let’s Get It’ together in July of this year.
At the time of his death, Thompson was said to be working on a project called ‘Hustle & Motivate,’ which was inspired by rap star Nipsey Hussle who was shot dead in Los Angeles in March 2019.