Family pleads for answers in fatal shooting of Detroit rapper Doughboy Roc

By Rod Meloni - Reporter, CFP ®

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. 

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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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