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Doughboy Roc’s family still seeking answers 2 years after Detroit rapper killed on city’s west side

Rodney Yeargin fatally shot Oct. 9, 2017

DETROIT – Detroit rapper Doughboy Roc was shot and killed during an apparent robbery two years ago on the city’s west side.

READ: Rapper Doughboy Roc murdered on Detroit’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.

Popular rapper Doughboy Roc was fatally shot on Detroit's west side. (WDIV)
Popular rapper Doughboy Roc was fatally shot on Detroit's west side. (WDIV)

“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.”


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