Roc, whose real name was Rodney Yeargin, is believed to have been shot and killed Monday afternoon while sitting in a car on a side street near Livernois Avenue and Joy Road, on Detroit's west side. Detroit police confirmed a man between 25 and 30 years old was shot multiple times at that location, but did not release the victim's identity. They were still looking for the shooter on Tuesday.
"Doughboy Roc was very humble to himself, well-spoken, articulate, and smart," his friend, the Joy Road General, said on the Muckraker Report on 910 Superstation Tuesday.
Friends and fans took to social media to mourn the loss.
Doughboy Roc felt like a brother. His music was too real for mainstream media. It got me through some tough situations. God bless his soul— Dante Joseph (@DantePastoria) October 10, 2017
da nigga who killed doughboy roc gone hear bout em more then ever now... i kno he tossin n turnin right now cuz the whole D fuck wit cuz— . GRAET . (@vblack503) October 10, 2017
People who knew Roc and described him as a likable guy expressed shock over the killing.
RIP Doughboy Roc. Bless his Soul, his family n Doughboyz Cashout. We gotta do better 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Sean Don (@BigSean) October 10, 2017
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