Bay Area Rapper ‘The Jacka’ Killed in Oakland

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Oakland, CA rapper, “The Jacka,” was shot and killed last night. He was shot on MacArthur Boulevard by 94th Avenue at about 8:14 p.m. His killer remains at large.

Oakland Police were in the area at the time that shots were fired. Patrol units arrived and found a man later identified as Dominic Newton, 37, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Originally from Pittsburgh, The Jacka’s rap career kicked off in the late ’90s as a member of Mob Figaz, before launching his solo career in 2001.

The Jacka has collaborated with a number of Bay Area hip-hop emcees such as E-40 and Mistah F.A.B. His latest album, What Happened To The World, was released two months ago.

Fans took to social media to express their grief.

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