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Baltimore Rapper Dee Dave Killed In Essex Shooting


Baltimore rapper David King, who performed under the name Dee Dave, was killed in a double shooting in Essex early Friday morning. 

Baltimore County Police found King and another man wounded outside the Kings Mills Apartments on Holgate Drive around 5 a.m. The other victim, whose name has not been released, was transported to a local hospital. King was pronounced dead at the scene. 

King, 29, performed at an event in East Baltimore on Thursday night. David King Sr. told The Baltimore Sun that his son was supposed to fly to Atlanta for a show on Friday.

Friends and fans from around the city and beyond have flooded King's social media with messages. Some were in disbelief that King had been killed. Others expressed anger. 




Jamyla Krempel is WYPR's digital content director and the executive producer of Wavelength: Baltimore's Public Radio Journey. She collaborates with reporters, program and podcast hosts to create content for WYPR’s online platforms.
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