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Former bodyguard for rapper Future shot dead at his Georgia home

January 26, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Former bodyguard for rapper Future shot dead at his Georgia home

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Authorities are attempting to find out who could be responsible for murdering the former bodyguard of hip hop artist Future.

Police say 27-year-old Michael Tanner Phillips, was shot dead by an unidentified gunman at his home in Jonesboro, Georgia, with his pregnant wife in the house.

Neighbors told investigators they heard a loud argument on Monday around 1 p.m. when the expectant father was shot to death.

The recently married Phillips played the piano at his mother’s church since he quit working as a bodyguard in 2011.

Phillips worked with the Atlanta-born rapper Future, who has topped the Billboard 200, toured with Drake, and collaborated with Rihanna.

Phillips'  heartbroken pregnant widow as well as friends and relatives could be seen outside the home

Phillips’ heartbroken pregnant widow, as well as friends and relatives, could be seen outside the home

‘We are still interviewing neighbors and trying to piece together what happened,’ Lt Frank Thomas of the Clayton County Police Department told Fox 5 outside Phillips’ home on Monday.

‘Some of the neighbors heard some arguing and some gunshots, that’s what we know so far,’ He added.

Police have made no arrests, and the gunman remains at large, Thomas said.

Friends and relatives of Phillips including his pregnant widow could be seen weeping outside the property. Shocked members of his church Hand Of Faith also stopped by the house.

A spokesman for Future, whose real name is Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, told The Fader that Phillips worked for him until 2011.

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