Authorities were able to identify the young man who was shot on May 1, 2018 in Waldorf, Maryland. He was a local rapper named Antonio Lamont Harper Jr., also known as A1 Lil Tony.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Antonio Lamont Harper Jr. was killed in a shooting on the night of May 1. As Harper was getting out of his car that was parked in front of his mother’s apartment, located on the 2200 block of Stream Vista Place, somebody approached and shot him.
Diane Richardson of the Sheriff’s Office said, “The gunman approached Mr. Harper and shot only him and not the person who was with him.” He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Shortly before his death, investigators revealed, Harper had tweeted, “We going to keep riding around wit dem glocks until we find dem n****s. [sic]” Though they are looking at the possibility that the tweet was connected to the shooting, others pointed out that those are lyrics to “In My Bag” by Atlanta-based rapper Lil Baby.
Currently the investigation is ongoing, with officials still working to determine a motive. Harper’s aunt, Danielle Wilson, explained that he was a great guy who was passionate about his career and loved his family immensely. She and the rest of his family don’t know why Harper was targeted, but are they focusing on supporting each other at this time.
Who Was Antonio Lamont Harper Jr.?
Antonio Lamont Harper Jr. was born on January 24, 1998, making him 20 years old at the time of his death. Under the name A1 Lil Tony, he released song like, “All of My N****s,” “First Day Out (I’m Back),” “Actin,” “Talk of the Streets,” and “Hit a Lick.”
He was very active on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. It seems as though he did well for himself, as many of his posts showed off his bling and expensive cars.
On Instagram, he often flashed his money, expensive watches, and bottles of liquor.
As of now, authorities don’t have a suspect. But they are asking anybody with information about the shooting to contact Detective Shankster at (301) 609-6513. They can also remain anonymous by calling Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or visiting www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com.