Jackson City Council honors rapper Lil Lonnie, as JPD searches for his killer


Jackson rapper Lil Lonnie is remembered during a city council meeting with his own resolution.

22-year-old Lonnie Taylor was shot and killed on Apirl 29th but no one has been arrested for his murder.

WJTV 12’s Margaret-Ann Carter spoke exclusively with Lonnie’s brother.

It’s been 4 painful months for Lonnie Taylor’s family, friends and fans, as they struggle to hold on to hope, but Tuesday night Jackson City leaders wanted to reassure them Lonnie’s legacy lives on and so does the investigation.

Lil Lonnie’s musical influence reached beyond the capital city, and his brutal death shocked people across the country.

“It feels like it’s been forever we just celebrated his birthday which was the 23rd and he would have been 23 years old it’s just been hard on the family we’ve just been praying a lot trying to keep it together and hoping that someone will come forward with some information that will help us out,” Lonnie’s oldest brother, Damasio Taylor said.

Lonnie’s oldest brother Damasio Taylor says everyday he continues to see how his brother influenced those around him.

“He’s a very good person you know like a lot fo people around people I never knew would even know him I’m talking about calling me from all over the world calling me from Canada and overseas asking me about my little brother and that let us know he touched a lot of people,” Damasio said.

Councilman Kenny Stokes presented Lonnie’s family with a resolution and the promise that the city is still searching for the person who took Lonnie’s life.

“As my brother used to say his album was tkwgo, which is they know whats going on. The streets know what is going on and I hope somebody comes forward and helps us out,’ Taylor said.

Jackson Police say they continue to work leads and the investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information please call JPD.

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