The Atlanta Constitution-Journal reports Atlanta police identified Phat, birth name Melvin Vernell III, last night. Officers are said to be looking for “two black males … seen running from the location at the time of the shooting.” A motive for the senseless killing is still unknown.
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Lil Phat was killed at 6:40 pm as he sat in a parked car on the 1001 block of Johnson Ferry Road. Lil phat was shot multiple times as he sat in a parked car on the second level of a parking deck. Phat was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to a nearby hospital.
Our prayers go out to Lil Phat’s family.
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