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Future: Rapper’s Bodyguard Shot & Killed In Atlanta

Mon, January 25, 2016 9:48pm EDT by Beth Shilliday 3 Comments

Tragic news! One of Future’s bodyguards has been killed  in a shooting outside Atlanta Jan. 25. The murder occurred inside of his Jonesboro, GA home and the gunmen are still on the loose! Read on for the breaking details!

So sad! Michael Tanner Phillips, one of Future‘s bodyguards, has been murdered in cold blood in his own house! While details about the incident are still coming in, it happened shortly after 1:30pm local time and the gunmen fled the scene in some type of vehicle. Even more crushing, Michael, 27, was about to become a dad, as his wife is expecting a new child soon and had recently had a baby shower thrown in her honor. As if it couldn’t get more scary, his pregnant his wife was reportedly home at the time of the shooting!

“Some of the neighbors heard some arguing and some gunshots. We’re still interviewing some of them to try to piece together everything at this time,” said Lieutenant Frank Thomas of the Clayton County Police Department. Authorities are still at the scene trying to determine exactly how this tragedy happened. After the shooting, the killers drove away from the scene, and we’re waiting for an update about who police might have in mind as a suspect.

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This news just comes a day after Future was spotted having a great time at the NFC Championship Game in Charlotte, NC, where the Carolina Panthers bulldozed the Arizona Cardinals to advance to Super Bowl 50. A picture of  Pastor Jeezy, NFL MVP and Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton and Future was taken just before kickoff. Such sad news that less than 24 hours later his friend and bodyguard would end up murdered!

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Our thoughts are with Michael’s family and friends at this sad time.