A well-known Baton Rouge rapper who went by the name Zoe Realla died early Friday morning, nearly a week after he was shot multiple times near Wayne Drive and Winbourne Avenue, Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely said.
Lorenzo Dixon, 32, was shot while sitting in a car at Yo Way Audio April 22 at about 2 p.m., McKneely said. He added that police do not have a suspect or motive in his killing.
Dixon's manager, D'Mari Harding, of Travis James Entertainment, called the rapper one of the label's top talents and said he was told Dixon was getting his car cleaned when he was shot.
The rapper worked with the label for nearly four years, and he grew up with Travis James, who owns the label, Harding said. Dixon was more like family than anything, his manager said.
Harding said Dixon selected the rapper name, Zoe Realla, because Zoe was a childhood nickname and Realla meant that he "always kept it real with his family and friends."
"He was a real passionate person," Harding said. "He was also spiritual in church. He was a fun-loving, people person. Everybody loved him. Everybody from the elderly to the young people could relate to him."
The label was planning a tour for all of the rappers, including Dixon, associated with the label. Dixon had released a new video a week before the shooting.
The rapper also helped with the group's Easter egg bash this year where the label gave away 100 bicycles and organized an egg hunt for children in Port Allen.
Dixon leaves behind a girlfriend and two young sons, according to his manager.
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On the day of the shooting, investigators worked the scene into the early evening and a white car that appeared to be Dixon's was towed away.
Just outside of the crime scene tape, about a dozen people waited for their orders from a sno-ball shop. One of the shop's employees, who declined to give her name, said she heard about eight gunshots.
"We just heard beaucoup shots. It was crazy," she said.