Officials in Charlotte,
NC believe a man charged with killing two police officers may have been influenced
by a song performed by rapper Pastor Troy titled "Murda Man."Demeatrius
Antonio Montgomery, 25, is charged with fatally shooting Officers Jeff Shelton,
35, and Sean Clark, 34, on Mar. 31 during a struggle outside of an apartment complex.
was arrested after the shooting, charged with two counts of first-degree murder
and may face the death penalty if convicted. "Murda
Man" is taken from Pastor Troy's 2005 album Face Off Part II. The
rapper disses fellow Atlanta rapper's Lil' Jon and Lil' Scrappy on the single,
which features lyrics like: I flex, I motherf***in ball better ask
em/Catch a n***a talkin s**t and motherf***in blast em/Murda, m-u-r-d-a/I'm pumpin gats at whoever in the way/I'm back with gun play/Don't think they understand/But
I don't think they wanna f**k with the murda man, murda manPolice
claim Montgomery spent the day drinking brandy, smoking and believe that he listened
to "Murda Man" shortly before killing both police officers. Officers
raided an apartment Friday (Apr. 6) in connection with the shootings, seeking
more evidence, including the Pastor Troy CD that contains the "Murda Man"
song that Montogomery allegedly listened to."It's
a real tragedy for us, the officers, for the families, for the communities, that
we've lost two in one incident," Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
Chief Darrel Stephens said.