DETROIT – Detroit rapper Doughboy Roc was shot and killed during an apparent robbery two years ago on the city’s west side.
Family members are pleading for answers because they still don’t know who killed Roc, whose birth name was Rodney Yeargin, on Oct. 9, 2017.
“My son’s devastating departure will not go unanswered. I am the mother, I am that mother who will relentlessly pursue justice,” Sheronda Yeargin said.
Police found Rodney Yeargin shot multiple times inside a car near Westfield Avenue and Stoepel Street.
“He had loaned some money out to a friend and the friends’ cousin was supposed to have it, and that’s where he went that day,” Sheronda Yeargin said.
Rodney Yeargin’s family described him as a loving man who had big dreams. He left behind one son, who is named after him.
“We’re trying to live out Rodney’s dream," Carolyn Martin said. “He had so many desires.”