According to news sources, an Atlanta rapper, Archie Eversole, was fatally shot. The gunman was his brother, according to DeKalb County police.
Police officials say that Archie (birth name Arthur), was shot on March 25 on Golf Vista Circle at a Chevron gas station. He was taken to a nearby hospital but unfortunately died on April 3, TMZ confirmed with a family member. Archie’s official cause of death hasn’t been revealed as of yet.
Investigators say Eversole’s brother, Alexander Kraus, shot him and has been arrested got murder. He’s currently in Dekalb County Jail. A motive hasn’t publically been revealed.
Archie Eversole’s Brother Is Being Charged With His Murder pic.twitter.com/TH77BMyQzy
— No Jumper (@nojumper) April 14, 2022
Archie is known for his hit single “We Ready” ft. Bubba Sparxxx. The song became one of the most popular anthems at football games and other sporting events, according to TMZ.
RIP Archie Eversole! #WeReady forever pic.twitter.com/JEoWqNBXHM
— bailey caldwell (@sir_richmond20) April 13, 2022
When Archie was 17, he recorded his first album, Ride Wit Me Dirty South Style, and it went gold. In 2018, Archie was selected by the soccer team Atlanta United to write their theme song, “United We Conquer.”
The story is still developing. Fans spoke out on social media. One online user called Archie, “an energetic rapper who crafted a song and anthem which will outlive and still be wholly southern and Atlanta.”
rip archie eversole, an energetic rapper who crafted a song and anthem which will outlive and still be wholly southern and atlanta pic.twitter.com/ioXgLcu7Pk
— Brandon Caldwell (@_brandoc) April 13, 2022
The man who gave us “We Ready, the greatest Game Day anthem ever, has passed away at 37 years old.
Rest In Peace Archie Eversole.
Prayers up to his family and loved ones.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 13, 2022
Archie was only 37. Our hearts and prayers are with his family, friends, and supporters. We’ll keep you updated as new details become available.