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Rapper shot, killed while making video in Griffin

A rapper known as Yung Hott was shot and killed while making a music video in Griffin Saturday. Four others, including a five-year-old girl, were hit by gunfire. Four of the five suspects in the case are in custody. Hott’s real name was Jerode Martez Paige. Born in 1983, Paige had a lengthy criminal history and had served two stints in Georgia’s prison system. His convictions included three counts sale and distribution of cocaine, three counts possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime and obstruction of an officer. He spent a total of 30 months in state prisons and had eight aliases, according to Georgia’s online database of offenders. Gunfire broke out at 6 p.m Saturday at Arve’s Convenience Store near the intersection of Tinsley and 4th streets in Griffin where Paige was shooting a rap video for his first song which had received radio airplay in Atlanta. The child, Taylor Conwell, suffered a gunshot wound to her foot which is not thought to be life-threatening. Two of those shot, both in the foot, were hospitalized then jailed. They are Corderra Walker and Bahir Howard. Witnesses said one shooter stood over Paige’s fallen body and pumped mutliple rounds into him. Police have not yet verified that account. UPDATE: The suspects — Bahir Howard, 22, Corderra Walker, 21, Terry James Fuller, 31, and Terrance Jones, 23 — are being held without bond in the Spalding County Jail on charges of murder, aggravated battery, child cruelty and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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