Rapper Snootie Wild dies in Houston hospital from gunshot wound to neck, police confirm

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Monday, February 28, 2022
Rapper Snootie Wild dies after being shot near ditch, HPD says
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In an update from HPD, officers said a woman, whose vehicle was stuck in the ditch, reported the rapper had approached her and pointed a gun at her.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Rapper Snootie Wild died Saturday at a hospital in Houston after police said he was found shot in the neck while next to an SUV in a ditch.

Police said a man identified as LePreston Porter, also known by his stage name Snootie Wild, was found shot last Friday morning along England Street near Alice.

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First responders performed CPR on Porter at the scene before he was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition. On Sunday, police said the 36-year-old had died from his injuries.

In an update, HPD said a woman reported it was her vehicle that ended up in the ditch on Alice Street. According to HPD, she told officers people stopped to assist her and that's when Porter showed up and pointed a gun at her.

The woman told officers she ran away and then heard a gunshot, HPD said. According to investigators, a neighbor caught the entire incident on camera.

Porter's fiancée, Krystal Meredith, spoke to ABC13 on Sunday and also confirmed he was the one shot at the scene.

Meredith said she met the rapper from Memphis in New Orleans. They had moved to Houston and been living in the city for three years. Meredith told us Porter did not have any enemies so she has no idea who would have shot him.

She said they have a 3-year-old together, and the rapper leaves behind a total of five children.

Porter had performed alongside other artists like Yo Gotti.

If you know any information regarding the deadly shooting, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.