Prominent Jacksonville rapper Julio Foolio (YouTube)

Florida Rapper Julio Foolio Shot And Killed At Own 26th Birthday Party In Tampa

Prominent Jacksonville rapper Julio Foolio (YouTube)
Prominent Jacksonville rapper Julio Foolio (YouTube)

TAMPA, Fla. – Prominent Jacksonville rapper Julio Foolio, whose real name is Charles Jones, was fatally shot in Tampa during his 26th birthday celebration early Sunday morning. The shooting occurred in the parking lot of a Holiday Inn on East Fowler Avenue, where the rapper was hosting a party.

According to Tampa Police Department, the incident is being investigated as a homicide. Few details have been released regarding the circumstances leading to the shooting, but witnesses reported a chaotic scene with multiple shots fired. Foolio was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Foolio’s attorney, Lewis Fusco, confirmed the rapper’s death and expressed his grief over the tragic loss of a young talent. He described Foolio as a rising star in the Jacksonville rap scene and a devoted father.

News of Foolio’s death spread quickly across social media, with fans and fellow artists expressing their shock and condolences. Tributes poured in from across the hip-hop community, highlighting Foolio’s impact on the music scene and his dedication to his craft.

Foolio was known for his raw lyrics and energetic performances, gaining a loyal following in his hometown and beyond. His music often reflected the harsh realities of street life, resonating with many who could relate to his experiences.

The investigation into Foolio’s death is ongoing, with authorities urging anyone with information to come forward. As the hip-hop community mourns the loss of a promising artist, questions remain about the circumstances surrounding the shooting and the motive behind this senseless act of violence.

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