A 17-year-old rapper was killed in a parked car. Juan Bautista Garcia, who went by the stage name YNT Juan, used his last Instagram post to promote his new single to his 26,000 followers. Hartford Connecticut Police say they found the deceased teenager shot, inside a car, reportedly not far from his home. YNT Juan’s shooting is under investigation, and Hartford Police are asking anyone with information to contact their office.
YNT Juan’s death marks the 25th homicide in Hartford this year. The city is on pace for one of its worst years for homicide yet. Law enforcement and community leaders have tried to pour resources into lessening the incidence of violent crimes, namely shootings, after a particularly harrowing spring.
In the comments section of YNT Juan’s “Power Remix” video, there is an outpouring of love for him with emojis and wishes to rest in peace.
“I Love you bro, every move I make with my music is for YOU! Again, I love you Juan, Rest in Power,” said one commenter.
The Hartford Crime and Major Crime divisions are investigating the murder and are asking that anyone who has information about the shooting contact their office.