Tru Life Popped On First Degree Murder Charge?

By Miles Bennett  |  06/24/2009

Tru LifeGang members looking to avenge the shooting of a drug dealer stabbed two men -- one fatally -- in a Manhattan apartment building lobby last Monday (June 15), reports the New York Daily News.

At the time, it was believed that the the man was shot as part of an ongoing fight between Black (one of the men stabbed) and the brother of Latino rapper Tru Life.

Now, according to a report from VladTV.com, Tru Life may have been the man who knifed the slain man, and turned himself into police Tuesday night (June 23) on a first degree murder charge.

Investigators believe five men were waiting in parked cars outside the New York apartment building, jumping the two men when they stepped into the lobby just before 9:30 a.m.

The result, 30-year-old Jason Black and an unnamed 18-year-old man each suffered several stab wounds to their chests and faces. The 18-year-old died a short time later, while Black was listed in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital.

The attack is rumored to be in retaliation for a 4 a.m. shooting outside Pacha nightclub, wheres suspected drug dealer Michael Slater was shot in the abdomen and is listed in stable condition at Bellevue.

Stay tuned for updates.