Live by the sword, die by the sword.
A New Orleans area rapper who writes music about gang banging, hustling and street life was shot last year outside of a Waffle House.
The rapper frequently glorified violence and drug dealing in his music. Here's a transcript from his song hit song "Moolah":
All I ever had was the cocaine, My cousin Lebron was the dope man, In the GT switchin' four lanes, From the store with the coca like propane, On the block where the shots go "bang!", Only real niggas really gon' hang, All my life, you was saved by the bell, I was saved by the cocaine, ay! Young boys with choppers, young boys with lawyers, We stand in the kitchen and whip out that work (We whip out that work!)
Now three individuals have been arrested in connection with his death.
The New Orleans Police Department says a grand jury indicted Donald Reaux, Donny Maxwell and a juvenile after 34-year-old Theodore Jones, also known as "Young Greatness," was killed in the early hours of Oct. 29, 2018.
Reaux was arrested by the St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Office SWAT team Thursday. Maxwell was arrested in the 3600 block of Garden Oaks Drive. The unnamed juvenile was already in custody on unrelated charges.
The three individuals were indicted on charges of second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, armed robbery, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Reaux was also indicted for illegal possession of a firearm by a felon.
In December, police named Reaux as a person of interest in the investigation.
On the night of the shooting, officers found Jones with a single gunshot in the 2900 block of Elysian Fields Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jones had a 14-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son.
"You wouldn't expect that coming happening with him,” his friend and fellow rapper P Town Moe told Eyewitness News at the scene. “Dude wasn't into nothing but his music and his daughter … Wasn't into nothing else man.”
Jones was born in New Orleans but moved to Houston after Hurricane Katrina. Police say Jones was in town for a funeral.
It's always sad when anyone dies but the story of this young man is a good reminder that living a life that glorifies violence and crime can have consequences.