Family pleads for answers in fatal shooting of Detroit rapper Doughboy Roc
DETROIT – An investigation into the fatal shooting of a popular local rap artist on Detroit’s west side continues and a reward is being offered for information.
Rodney Yeargin, 29, better known as “Doughboy Roc,” was found dead Oct. 9.
ORIGINAL REPORT: Rapper Doughboy Roc killed in shooting on Detroit's west side
Family members said Yeargin was visiting his grandmother when he received a phone call and left. He told his grandmother he would “see her in a bit.”
Yeargin was found shot multiple times shortly thereafter sitting in a white Hyundai near Stoepell Street and Westfield Avenue. The vehicle was still running in the middle of the street.
Police said cash was taken and it appeared to be a robbery.
Yeargin was born and raised in Brightmoor. He graduated from Southfield High School.
Many of his songs and music videos featured the city of Detroit.
Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
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