The murder of Atlanta rapper Arthur “Archie” Eversole at the age of 37 has been confirmed by the DeKalb County Police Department, and his brother has been charged with his murder.
A shooting victim, later identified as Eversole, was discovered on March 25 at a gas station on Snapfinger Woods Drive by DCPD, according to the department. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he passed away on April 3rd.
Alexander Kraus, Eversole’s brother, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault at the time of the shooting. Those charges have now been elevated to murder.
“We Ready,” the hit single from Eversole’s sophomore album, was released in 2002.
A statement from Atlanta United reads:
“We are heartbroken to hear of the tragic passing of Archie Eversole. A staple in the Atlanta hip-hop scene, Archie adopted Atlanta United before our first season and continued to be one of our club’s most fervent supporters. In addition to his decorated musical career, his voice will long live in our supporters’ minds as ‘We Ready’ billows through the speakers for kick-off at Atlanta United matches. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends.”