Rapper J $tash killed his girlfriend at their LA home, then turned the gun on himself while his victim’s three young children were in another room, it is claimed.
Police rushed to the home on the 9200 block of Pentland Street in Temple City, a suburb of Los Angeles, after responding to a domestic violence call at around 7a.m. on New Year’s Day. They found the bodies of Jeanette Gallegos, 28, and J $tash, 28, whose legal name is Justin Joseph, inside the residence.
J $tash and Gallegos, who was a recent graduate of California State University, were thought to have been in a relationship for the past year when the suspected murder suicide took place. Police said that the pair were having an argument before the rapper from Florida took his girlfriend into the master bedroom of their California home, before locking the door behind them.
Lieutenant Derrick Alfred of LAPD added that Jeanette’s three children, aged seven, nine, and 11, were in front of the room’s door and kept on knocking on it as they were worried about their mother’s safety. They then called their grandmother, who told them to dial 911.
‘It’s a very tragic situation,’ he said.
The three children fled the home after one of them called 911. It’s unclear if the call was made before or after she was shot. Deputies found the three boys running at them upon arrival at the scene. They did not suffer any physical injuries.
Prior to her death, Gallegos and her kids were believed to live in the residence. J $tash, who previously lived in New York, had been staying at the Temple City home for a couple of months.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Alastair Talbot