ANNAPOLIS, Md. (FOX 5 DC) – Police have released the booking photo of a Baltimore man accused in the shooting death of Edward Montre Seay, an Annapolis rapper who was known as Tre Da Kid.
Annapolis police say 30-year-old James Esau Davis III was arrested on Thursday in connection with Seay's death. Davis has been charged with first-degree murder and other related offenses, according to officials. He was being held without bond.
Officers initially responded to a call of shots fired at about 9:20 p.m. on June 7 along Forest Drive near Newtowne Drive. Seay crashed his car and died of his injuries after being shot, police said.
The homicide was the first of the year for Annapolis. Seay, who was a fixture in the community, grew up in the neighborhood behind the shopping center where he was found dead.
Seay earned notoriety in 2016 when he won the National Freestyle 50 Challenge in Atlanta.
He took home a $10,000 price, a recording contract, and the opportunity to tour.
The Annapolis native was a lifetime city resident, known for being a good role model. Seay was supposed to perform in Baltimore the night he was killed.
If you have any information that can aid detectives in their investigation, you're urged to call (410) 260-3439.