Warrant Reveals New Details on DTE’s Fatal Resolution


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Court documents obtained by: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveals new details about the death of Atlanta rapper Trouble DTE, aka Skoob.

Trouble, real name Mariel Semont Orr, was shot in the chest at 3:20 a.m. Sunday and died at the Lake St. James apartment complex in Conyers, Georgia.

The rapper was visiting the apartment of a woman identified as aspiring rapper Rissa Royce when he was ambushed by her ex-boyfriend and killed.

He had driven to the apartment complex in his yellow Lamborghini.

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Trouble was sleeping in bed with Royce when her ex-boyfriend, Jamichael Jones, 33, let himself into the apartment with his key.

According to court records, Royce woke up when Jones punched her in the face. Trouble woke up and started fighting Jones. When Royce tried to help Trouble, Jones pulled out a gun and fatally shot Trouble.

Royce’s daughter reportedly called 911 while neighbors performed CPR on Trouble. He was pronounced dead on the spot.

Royce told police she and Jones dated for three years but broke up after he punched her on the nose during an argument about a week earlier, court records show.

She hadn’t seen Jones since, and he hadn’t come back to the apartment to collect his belongings, she said.

Royce is said to have shared photos of the murder scene on her private Instagram page.

A photo shows a blood-soaked carpet next to a front door. A pair of red socks lay on the carpet and blood was splashed on the walls.

Jones surrendered to Rockdale County officers late Monday night.

Sheriff Eric Levett said Jones turned himself in after his mother put him on the phone with an investigator.

“His mother helped us a lot to arrest him,” Levett told Channel 2 Action News after his arrest Monday night. “Nobody wakes up in the morning and wants a bad result.”

Jones was booked into the Rockdale County Jail on charges of felony murder, home invasion and aggravated assault. He was denied a hearing on Tuesday morning. He is expected to appear in court again on June 15.