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Rapper Julio Foolio shot to death at age 26 during birthday ‘ambush’ in Tampa

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Rising Florida Rapper Julio Foolio Shot and Killed at Age 26 During Birthday 'Ambush' in Tampa

Rising Florida rapper Julio Foolio was shot and killed at age 26 during his birthday celebration in an “ambush” style attack in Tampa.

The death of the promising rapper, who has 1 million followers on Instagram, was confirmed by his lawyer Lewis Fusco.

‘Foolio’, whose real name is Charles Jones, was celebrating his 26th birthday at an Airbnb with friends before checking into a Holiday Inn, where he was ‘ambushed’ in the parking lot.

Tampa Police responded to a 911 call about a shooting at 11606 McKinley Drive at approximately 4:40 a.m.

One person was reportedly killed and three others were injured in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn.

Rising Florida Rapper Julio Foolio Shot and Killed at Age 26 During Birthday ‘Ambush’ in Tampa

The death of the promising rapper, who has 1 million followers on Instagram, was confirmed by his lawyer Lewis Fusco.

The death of the promising rapper, who has 1 million followers on Instagram, was confirmed by his lawyer Lewis Fusco.

'Foolio', whose real name is Charles Jones, was celebrating his 26th birthday at an Airbnb with friends before checking into a Holiday Inn, where he was 'ambushed' in the parking lot.

‘Foolio’, whose real name is Charles Jones, was celebrating his 26th birthday at an Airbnb with friends before checking into a Holiday Inn, where he was ‘ambushed’ in the parking lot.

“The victim of this morning’s shooting is believed to be Charles Jones,” Tampa Police Public Information Officer Jonee’ Lewis wrote in a news release. ‘Positive identification is pending confirmation by the Medical Examiner’s Office.’

Foolio documented the evening with videos that he shared with his Instagram followers.

In one story, he mentioned that police showed up and shut down the celebration, but the party continued elsewhere.

Just hours before he was murdered, Foolio thanked God for another year.

“God, thank you for allowing me to see another year and celebrate another birthday,” he wrote on X. “I appreciate all the birthday wishes so far.”

Foolio documented the evening with videos that he shared with his Instagram followers. A few hours before being murdered, Foolio thanked God for another year

Foolio documented the evening with videos that he shared with his Instagram followers. A few hours before being murdered, Foolio thanked God for another year

This was not the first time Foolio had been shot. The popular Jacksonville rapper has been the target of numerous shootings in the past with the latest occurring just eight months ago in October 2023 in another 'ambush' style attack.

This was not the first time Foolio had been shot. The popular Jacksonville rapper has been the target of numerous shootings in the past with the latest occurring just eight months ago in October 2023 in another ‘ambush’ style attack.

This was not the first time Foolio had been shot. The popular Jacksonville rapper has been the target of numerous shootings in the past with the latest occurring just eight months ago in October 2023 in another “ambush” style attack.

Before that, he was injured in a shooting on November 8, 2021.

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