Pop, Lock & Drop It,” best known for his 2007 hit was killed in a double shooting, The St. Louis County police department said Huey, whose given name was Lawrence Franks Jr., was a victim in a double shooting. He was 32 years old, according to the police report.The shooting took place Thursday in Kinloch, Missouri, a city about 15 miles north of St. Louis.
There has been no arrest in connection with the shooting and a motive has not been determined, police said.”Detectives believe as many as ten other individuals were present in and around the crime scene during the occurrence of this incident. Investigators strongly encourage those that are potential witnesses to please contact them,” police said.
A second victim in the shooting went to the Ferguson Police Department and was taken to a local hospital with wounds that police said were not life-threatening.Huey’s hit “Pop, Lock & Drop It” was released in 2007 and spent 23 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 6.
He told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 2013 that the music he was more interested in making was quote “about the struggle of me and my career. The music is versatile. It’s hood, it’s street and it’s urban pop.”