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Rapper Archie Eversole Allegedly Killed By Own Brother At Gas Station

Police allege that Arthur "Archie" Eversole's own brother Alexander Kraus shot him at a DeKalb County gas station.

By Gina Tron
Rapper Archie Eversole Allegedly Killed By Own Brother

Beloved Georgia rapper Arthur “Archie” Eversole has died after allegedly being shot by his own brother.

The 37-year-old artist, best known for his 2002 song “We Ready,” was shot on March 25 at a Chevron gas station in DeKalb County, according to a statement provided to Oxygen.com on Friday by the DeKalb County Police Department.

When officers arrived at the gas station, they found Eversole “suffering from a gunshot wound," according to police.

Eversole was transported to a local hospital but died as a result of his injuries on April 3.

Police believe that Eversole’s own brother, Alexander Kraus, shot him. They arrested him at the gas station without incident on the night of the shooting.

A selfie of rapper Archie Eversole.

Kraus was originally booked on an aggravated assault charge but that got upgraded to a murder charge after his sibling died. It’s not clear if Kraus has an attorney.

Eversole's "We Ready," which also features Bubba Sparxxx, was the anthem of Atlanta's professional soccer team, Atlanta United, who paid tribute to the slain rapper on Thursday, stating "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.”

The NFL also used the slain artist’s music on the soundtrack of a 2019 season kick-off campaign, Billboard reports. Eversole had two albums make it onto Billboard’s charts, the outlet notes: Ride Wit Me, which reached No. 85 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and Ride Wit Me Dirty South Style which reached No. 16 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 83 on the Billboard 200.