Houston rapper believed to have been killed in drive-by shooting near River Oaks area

Reports on several media outlets say the rapper went by the name of BTB Savage

HOUSTON – Houston Police are still searching for the suspects who shot and killed a 26-year-old man earlier this week.

The shooting happened on Thursday night at around 6:10 p.m. in the 2100 block of Mid Lane near the River Oaks area.

At a briefing, Houston police Chief Troy Finner said officers arrived to find a man dead outside the entrance of a parking garage.

The man was later identified by the medical examiner’s office as Darrell Gentry. Officers say the man was a rapper and is believed to have possibly been from the Cleveland area.

Social media outlets and several other reports stated that the rapper went by the stage name BTB Savage, although police have not confirmed that information.

“There was a number of shots fired as evidenced by the casings that are on the ground. We do believe this was a targeted incident,” Finner said.

Finner said the victim was driving a white Mercedes northbound on Mid Lane when a black, newer model Subaru SUV drove up and began firing at the vehicle.

Police say two suspects, dressed in black and possibly wearing sunglasses, got out of the vehicle, at one point, before fleeing in an unknown direction down San Felipe.

Multiple shell casings found at scene (KPRC)

Finner also had a message for those responsible for the act of violence.

“You harm somebody, you kill somebody in our city, no stone left unturned, we’re coming after you,” Finner said.

Police are reviewing surveillance video for additional evidence. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Houston Police Department.

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Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.