The Jacka, real name Dominic Newton was shot and murdered in Oakland, Monday [Feb. 2] evening. Reports state that the 37-year-old was shot several times near MacArthur Boulevard by 94th Avenue in Oakland, where witnesses say they heard the shots around 8:15 p.m. No suspects have been identified.

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Fellow west coast emcee, Nipsey Hussle posted to Instagram a photo of the slain artist – which you can check out in the gallery above – with the following caption:

Me and my nigga @theJacka at my show at the New parish in Oakland last year. His city Loved him. My nigga rep the bay well #RESTEASY

The Jacka was a member of Mob Figaz before taking the solo route in 2001 with the album Jacka Of The Mob Figaz. Last October, he did promotion the Highway Robbery album with Philly rapper Freeway. He’d also released the solo project, What Happened To The World. He will be missed.

R.I.P. IFWT sends our condolences to the family.