According to police, Mo3, whose real name was Melvin Noble, stopped his car on the freeway after another car approached him. The driver of that vehicle got out of his car with a gun and began walking towards Noble. This prompted Noble to exit his vehicle, and he started running on the highway. The armed man gave chase and shot at Noble, striking him at least once in the back of the head. A bystander in another car was also shot. Noble was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Mo3 began his career as an emcee in 2014 and became well known in Dallas for his rhythmical rap style and melodic hooks. After building a local following, he was taken under the wing of Boosie Badazz. In 2019, the two released a remix to Mo3’s biggest song to date, “Errybody.” This led to Mo3 and Boosie releasing their collaborative album Badazz Mo3 earlier this year.
In a tweet Wednesday night, Boosie said that he was “lost for words” after hearing about Mo3’s death. Many others shared that sentiment, especially considering the shooting came just five days after the killing of Chicago rapper King Von outside an Atlanta nightclub. In Von’s case, surveillance footage helped the police find and arrest the shooter. Although cell phone video has surfaced of what appears to be Mo3’s lifeless body lying in the middle of the interstate while someone performs CPR, the gunman is still at large.