Arrests Made in Shooting Death of Temecula Rapper

Eligha Everett and Leah Nolan were arrested and booked on Saturday for the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old aspiring rapper

A man and woman were arrested on Saturday in connection with the shooting death of an aspiring rapper, according to a news release from Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Less than a month after 24-year-old Justin Triplett was gunned down in his Temecula apartment, Eligha Everett was arrested and booked on homicide charges.

Additionally, Leah Nolan was arrested and booked on suspicion of aiding and harboring a criminal. Both suspects are 22 years old and residents of Temecula.

Friends told NBC4 that Triplett, who was trying to make it in the rapping world, went by the stage name Yung Trip the Pretty.

Search warrants were issued for Everett and Nolan on Friday. After collecting additional information, the Central Homicide Unit – with the help of the U.S. Marshal’s Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force – was able to locate the suspects and make the arrests.

Despite recent arrests, the investigation is ongoing. Those with any information are asked to contact Detective Gorlicki of the Temecula Police Department at (951) 696-300, or Investigator Dickey of the Sheriff’s central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-27777.

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