Bay Area Rapper The Jacka Killed In Oakland Shooting

Feb 03 2015

A Bay Area rapper named The Jacka was killed in a shooting in East Oakland Monday night. KPIX 5 Reporter Christin Ayers confirmed that the shooting victim was 37-year-old Dominic Newton, a rapper who went by the stage name The Jacka.

Witnesses said they heard several shots fired around 8:15 p.m. on MacArthur Boulevard by 94th Avenue.
So far, no suspects have been identified.

According to AllBayMusic, Jacka is originally from Pittsburg and began his rap career in the late 1990s as a member of Mob Figaz, before launching a solo career in 2001.

Fans took to Twitter to express their disbelief and grief.

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