Man who killed rapper 21 Savage’s brother with Rambo knife is jailed

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·3-min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Tyrece Fuller  (Metropolitan Police)
Tyrece Fuller (Metropolitan Police)

A man who fatally stabbed the brother of Grammy Award-winning rapper 21 Savage while he took shopping to his grandmother has been jailed for 10 years.

Tyrece Fuller knifed 27-year-old Terrell Davis-Emmons with a six-inch Rambo-style blade on a housing estate in Brixton, south London, in November last year.

CCTV captured Mr Davis-Emmons, brother of the musician, lifting up his shirt to look at his chest wound before immediately losing consciousness and falling face-first into a bush.

Fuller was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter after a trial at Inner London Crown Court in July.

But he cowardly refused to leave prison to attend his sentencing hearing on Thursday - adding to the distress of his victim’s family.

Terrell Davis (Metropolitan Police)
Terrell Davis (Metropolitan Police)

Fuller claimed that he owed Mr Davis-Emmons £800 for a gambling debt, and had previously been threatened by him.

On the night of the murder, Fuller was seen hanging around the Blenheim Gardens estate near to communal gardens at the rear of Ramilles Close.

Mr Davis-Emmons is filmed on CCTV approaching Fuller and hugging him.

A fight breaks out between the pair - who are both brandish knives. A passer-by separates them.

But the two men continue to shout at each other before Fuller pulls out a knife and stabs Mr Davis-Emmons once in the chest and runs away towards Prague Place.

After the killing, 21 Savage paid tribute to his younger brother, known as TM1way - sharing a childhood photo of them on Instagram to his 13million followers.

The London-born rapper, real name Sheyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, wrote: “Can’t believe somebody took you baby bro I know I took my anger out on you I wish I could take that s**t back.”

21 Savage paid tribute to his brother on Instagram (AFP via Getty Images)
21 Savage paid tribute to his brother on Instagram (AFP via Getty Images)

21 Savage was born in Plaistow, east London before moving to the US aged seven.

The half-brothers share the same father, Kevin Emmons. He told the court that he had “faded away” since the death of his son.

Mr Emmons added: “I have struggled with an emotional and psychological war within myself, comparable to that of an elevator that only goes down.

“His nan, my mother, still sits in her house waiting for Terrell to return with milk and juice.

“I have seen so many messages from people he helped when they were in a bad place.

“Terrell had a bright future ahead of him. He had great ambitions in music and had started a painting and decorating course. He was on the right path to achieving his ambitions.

“We will never know the future that Terrell would have had and would have enjoyed. Any success he would have achieved, he would have selflessly shared with his family and people in the community.

“We will never get over the loss of Terrell.”

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Kieran, who led the investigation, said: “I would firstly like to say my thoughts are with Terrell’s family as they continue to come to terms with the tragic events of the past year.

“The events of November 22 clearly demonstrate the dangers of carrying a knife.

“The Met will continue to clamp down on violence in all its forms so we see no more young men losing their lives on our streets.”

In February 2019, 21 Savage had been due to attend the Grammy Awards where he had been nominated for record of the year for his Post Malone collaboration, Rockstar.

But he was arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement which said he was a UK citizen who had unlawfully overstayed his visa. He was released with his hearing later postponed indefinitely.

Read More

Stephen Port planted fake suicide note on victim to cover tracks, inquest told

Dame Cressida Dick: We must all remain vigilant to terror threat

Met police officer denies attempting to groom a teenage girl for sex

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting