SAN ANTONIO – New details have been released in the killing of local rapper Christopher Polk.
Police said Polk and another man had just left the ICE Lounge in the 5500 block Northwest Loop 410 early Saturday morning, and that they were ambushed on the highway.
According to authorities, a silver SUV pulled up alongside the car Polk was in and opened fire on the driver's side, where he was sitting. Police said another car, a black 4-door vehicle, pulled in front of Polk's car and slowed down, forcing Polk to also slow down. SAPD spokesman Doug Greene said individuals in the black sedan also opened fire on Polk and his passenger.
"These individuals were targeting the victims in this case," Greene said.
Polk was shot multiple times and his passenger was able to gain control of the steering wheel.
Police said Polk, 25, died at the scene. Polk's passenger was also shot and was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Greene said SAPD is not identifying the passenger due to concerns for his safety.
The suspects fled and are still at large.
According to the ICE Lounge Facebook page, Trae the Truth, Fabo Yayo of ABN, Versace Boys and Don Julio performed at the venue Friday night.
When asked whether authorities believed the shooting was in retaliation against Polk's defense of controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, Greene said investigators aren't ruling anything out, but that they don't believe it's related to anything that has transpired online.
Those with information in Polk's death are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP or the Homicide office at 210-207-7635.
What rapper and Polk's friend King Kyle Lee is saying:
"He did have a good heart, and all he really wanted to do was be a good rapper and be known."
"Chris was a real humble artist, a good artist, a very good lyricist, somebody that could make it worldwide."
"I'm sorry to say this, but Chris P was in the streets. He lived the street life. Ain’t no telling who he may have come across, who may have took what he was doing the wrong way."