Witnesses Describe White SUV Suspected in Shooting Death of Yo Gotti’s Brother

Memphis, Tennessee – Anthony “Big Jook” Mims, the brother of Memphis rapper Yo Gotti, was tragically killed in a shooting outside Perignons Restaurant and Event Center on the 6300 block of Winchester Road, following a funeral service for Memphis street legend Eric “Big E” Bovan.

Bovan, 63-years old, had passed away on December 31, 2023. He was a longtime friend and colleague of Big Jook and Yo Gotti, who also attended Bovan’s funeral. After the service, Gotti left Memphis. Gotti is also dating Angela Simmons, the daughter of hip-hop legend Rev. Run from Run-DMC.

The Memphis Police Department (MPD) confirmed the shooting, reporting that an officer on Winchester Road heard multiple gunshots around 4:15 p.m. on Jan. 13. Upon arriving at the scene, the officer discovered two victims with multiple gunshot wounds. Mims, 47, was pronounced deceased, while the second male victim remains in stable condition.

During a press conference, Deputy Chief Paul Wright revealed that the victims had attended a repass following the funeral service. Authorities are investigating the incident and analyzing video footage, but as of now, no suspect has been identified. The police believe the shooting may have targeted the individual who was killed.

A witness at the scene described suspects in a white SUV as responsible for the shooting. The vehicle, identified as a white Ford Explorer with black wheels and dark tinted windows, was captured on surveillance video.

Law enforcement is also looking into any potential connection between Mims’ death and the 2021 killing of the late Memphis rapper Young Dolph, who was a former music rival of Gotti. Dolph was fatally shot outside a local cookie store, just 14 minutes away from the location where Mims was also shot and killed. There has been speculation that Mims had ties to the death of Dolph, but it has not been proven.

The news of Big Jook’s death sent shockwaves through the hip-hop community, especially within Yo Gotti’s Collective Music Group (CMG). Big Jook’s own Instagram account featured a post from the day before the shooting with an ominous caption that read, “They don’t want to face you; they wanna snake you. Stay alert 2 stay alive watch your back at all times.”