Lufkin police have charged four Nacogdoches teens with murder in the April 27 death of Christopher “Lil Chris” Rogers, which they say was the culmination of a feud between rival rappers.
Ahman “Monn” Hill, 18, Zamoria “Z” Davis, 17, Daquavion “Qua” Kidd, 18, and Ta’Zyion “Dada” Douglas, 19, all of Nacogdoches, are all charged with murder, City of Lufkin communications director Jessica Pebsworth said in a press release.
Warrants were served to Hill and Davis in the Nacogdoches County jail, where they were being held — Hill on a revocation and Davis on 13 counts of engaging in organized criminal activity. Kidd was arrested Friday, and Douglas was taken into custody Sunday, according to the Angelina County Jail roster.
Hill, Davis, and Kidd were taken to the Angelina County Jail where they were held in lieu of $1 million bail Tuesday morning. Bail was set at $250,000 for Douglas.
Rogers, 17, was found shot to death in his driveway in the 700 block of Rowe Avenue just before midnight April 27. Police said the four were looking for Rogers and one of his friends to retaliate against them over words exchanged in rap songs distributed over social media platforms including YouTube.
The four suspects are affiliated with a Nacogdoches gang identified under different names including Top Flight, PGC, GGO, MGNG, and/or GSO (Gang [expletive] Only) that is considered a rival to Lufkin’s Jaccboyworld and its subsidiaries, Lufkin city officials said.
Both the Nacogdoches and Lufkin groups have an extensive number of rap videos posted on social media. Douglas — under the name Pgc DaDa — posted a song the day before Rogers was killed that included the lyrics “Joke’s on you. You wanted attention … now we throwin’ lead.”
Lufkin police said they believe these groups are responsible for numerous gang-related shootings in Lufkin and Nacogdoches in the past two years.
Lufkin Daily News writer Stacy Faison contributed to this report.