Although complete details revealing why Henderson was shot have yet to be released, fellow St. Lunatic's associate Kiyjuan Henderson confirmed the news. "He got mixed up in the streets, but he was so talented, we thought we could pull him out of it," said Henderson. "He was on the right path for a minute, but times are hard and he started getting around the wrong people."
Henderson, who performed under the name "Tega," was an up-and-coming rapper in St. Louis and had been featured on the same bill as rapper Nelly. He was a member of the rap group Da Camp and was working on their album prior to the shooting. The group was hoping gain more exposure through their affiliation with St. Lunatics member Murphy Lee.
Unfortunately for Henderson's his criminal past may have gotten the best of him. His legal troubles include first-degree felony tampering with a motor vehicle and unlawful use of a weapon charges.
Friends and family mourned the young rapper's death during a memorial service last week. "He loved his family and his extended family, and he was very supportive of the neighborhood," said Henderson's cousin, Sean Smith. "He lasted days in the hospital. He had the heart of a champion in his body." Henderson's funeral will be held Thursday in St. Louis.
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