Authorities responded to a domestic violence call around 7:14 a.m. New Year’s Day, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Inside the residence, officers found a 27-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man who were pronounced dead at the scene. According to the deputies, the female victim suffered multiple bullet wounds, while the male victim only has one apparently self-inflicted bullet wound, hinting at suicide.
The suspect has been identified as J $ tash, whose legal name is Justin Joseph. The female victim has been identified as Jeanette Gallegos. According to the first reports from the authorities, the incident was reported through a call to 911 by Jeanette’s children when a series of shots were fired in the house that the couple shared.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the 911 call came from one of the girl’s three children, claiming that J $ tash allegedly shot and killed her. This would have led to the suicide of the Florida native rapper.
According to The Sun, the couple would have discussed their relationship in the early hours of January 1 when J $ tash took Gallegos to a master bedroom and closed the door. The Sheriff added that the three children of the deceased (ages 7, 9 and 11, respectively), knocked on the door periodically to make sure their mother was okay.
However, the altercation would end in tragedy, when around 7 am, the children heard gunshots and called their grandmother, who told them to call the police. So far, the authorities are investigating the facts to find out if it was a murder-suicide.
Who was J $ tash?
The late rapper J $ tash was considered a promising artist in the music industry, since since the release of his first album, “Rich Bell” (2016), he began to amass a large number of fans.
Following the success of his first music project, the artist released three albums including: No More Distractions, Relax With Me, and 6ix Before 7even. These successes led him to conquer social media where he managed to create a community with just over 160 thousand followers on Instagram. His social media accounts have currently been made private.