According to multiple reports, Dominic “Tha Jacka” Newton was killed Monday evening in Oakland, California. Witnesses claimed to have heard gunshots around 8:15 pm. No arrests have been made as of press time.
Tha Jacka (also known as Shaheed Akbar) started his career as a member of The Mob Figaz. As a solo artist he released the albums The Jack Artist, The Street Album, Flight Risk, and others. His most recent project was 2014’s What Happened To the World.
Members of the Hip Hop community offered their condolences on social media. Newton was 37-years-old.