April 10th, 2007 | By Administrator
Officials in Charlotte, NC believe a man charged with killing two police officers may have been influenced by a song performed by rapper Pastor Troy titled “Murda Man.”
Demeatrius Antonio Montgomery, 25, is charged with fatally shooting Officers Jeff Shelton, 35, and Sean Clark, 34, on Mar. 31 during a struggle outside of an apartment complex.
Montgomery was arrested after the shooting, charged with two counts of first-degree murder and may face the death penalty if convicted.
“Murda Man” is taken from Pastor Troy’s 2005 album Face Off Part II.
The rapper disses fellow Atlanta rapper’s Lil’ Jon and Lil’ Scrappy on the single, which features lyrics like:
I flex, I motherf***in ball better ask em/Catch a n***a talkin s**t and motherf***in blast em/Murda, m-u-r-d-a/I’m pumpin gats at whoever in the way/I’m back with gun play/Don’t think they understand/But I don’t think they wanna f**k with the murda man, murda man
Police claim Montgomery spent the day drinking brandy, smoking and believe that he listened to “Murda Man” shortly before killing both police officers.
Officers raided an apartment Friday (Apr. 6) in connection with the shootings, seeking more evidence, including the Pastor Troy CD that contains the “Murda Man” song that Montogomery allegedly listened to.
“It’s a real tragedy for us, the officers, for the families, for the communities, that we’ve lost two in one incident,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Darrel Stephens said.