Artiste Assailant killed in LA
Assailant

Emerging deejay Assailant was gunned down in Los Angeles, California, on the weekend.

A former member of Bounty Killer's Alliance outfit, he was 37 years old.

Bounty Killer took to Instagram to pay homage to the late entertainer.

"RIP to a real G @assailant_alliance... Sumfest 06," Bounty Killer captioned a clip.

Shaggy was at a loss for words. He posted: "WTF!".

Assailant was featured on Shaggy's single Party Up, released on June 10.

Producer Skatta Burrell posted: "SIP [Sleep in peace] mi G. This claat mi dung."

According to a report by US authorities, the deejay — whose given name was Omar Thompson — was killed near his car outside a house party in the Encino neighbourhood in Los Angeles, California.

The shooting allegedly took place around 11:40 pm Saturday in the 4500 block of Grimes Place.

Investigations are continuing.

Meanwhile, several other Jamaican entertainers have been extending well wishes since the news broke.

"Jah jah know @grunggaadzilla stay up G," Popcaan commented under Bounty Killer's post.

Reggae singer Nesbeth said, "R.I.P"

One fan by the name of Judah Asante added: "One ah di baddest lyricist of the 2000s. Great is great could a neva underrate. RIP Assailant. Alliance 4 Life."

Members of the Alliance have included Busy Signal, Kiprich, Bling Dawg, Mavada, Vybz Kartel, Aidonia, Angel Doolas, and Elephant Man.

— Kediesha Perry

Kediesha Perry

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