Bay Area Rapper The Jacka Fatally Shot In Oakland

Bay Area rapper The Jacka was killed in a fatal shooting in East Oakland on Monday night (Feb 2).

The tragic news about the 37-year-old’s death hit the hip-hop community hard and came as a shock to his loved ones. The Jacka, aka Dominic Newton, was reportedly shot on or near MacArthur Boulevard by 94th Avenue in Oakland. Witnesses reportedly told police they heard shots in the area at 8:15 pm on Monday evening. However, authorities have yet to name any suspects in the murder.

Last October, VIBE had the pleasure of interviewing The Jacka at our New York City offices. While promoting his Highway Robbery album with Freeway, the Bay Area emcee left a warm impression on the staff. Our prayers go out to Jacka’s family, friends and fans.

Rest in peace, king.