Florida rapper Foolio killed in shooting during birthday celebration

A Florida rapper was shot and killed early Sunday morning while celebrating his 26th birthday in Tampa.

Charles Jones, who performed under the name Julio Foolio, was shot at a Holiday Inn after being kicked out of an AirBnB after a gathering exceeded occupancy limits, according to a statement from his lawyer.

Social media posts show Jones promoting the pool party at the home in Tampa Saturday afternoon.

The statement from the rapper's lawyer said that the shooting was an ambush that took place in the hotel's parking lot.

Three other people were injured in the shooting but are in stable condition, according to a Tampa Police Department press release. The investigation is ongoing.

Jones was previously shot at during violent incidents in 2023, 2021 and in 2020, according to First Coast News.

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