Ortega Henderson shot dead

June 4th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD  

25 year old upcoming rapper Ortega Henderson is dead. On May 16th he had been wounded in a shoot out in Wellston, Missouri. Last week he collapsed in the Barnes - Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

A memorial for Ortega was held last week. The funeral service is to be held on Thursday, June 4, in St. Louis. The location has not been disclosed to the media. Ortega worked with Nelly and belonged to the rapper’s rap crew.

Ortega, who is more commonly called “Tega”, got dragged into a street shooting, which led to his fatal wound. He had had previous entanglements with the law. Charges brought against him were those of vehicle tampering and weapon possession. Ortega was working closely with St. Louis group Da Camp to release an album.

Tega is the second rapper in recent weeks to have been murdered. Rapper Dolla ( Roderick Anthony Burton II ) was shot at the Beverly Center shopping mall in Los Angeles, California, last month. The 21 year old Dolla was recording for his debut album “Another Day, Another Dolla” that had a scheduled summer release before he was murdered. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Aubrey Louis Berry, was arrested within two hours for the murder.

Not much is known about the May 16 shooting till now. Kyjuan Cleveland, a fellow St. Lunatic’s rapper told the press that Tega always got involved in the wrong business. It was his immense talent that made others believe that Tega could manage to come out of the mess. For a while it seemed all likely, but then again he was sucked back in.

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