24-year-old California rapper Bris has been shot dead, police have confirmed. According to Sacramento Police, shots were fired on June 21 at approximately 12:42 a.m. near Franklin Boulevard and Fruitridge Road after a related “solo vehicle collision”. Bris, born Christopher Treadwell, sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Last year, the Sacramento rapper collaborated with G-Man for his 10:42 mixtape, which was followed by a series of singles, including ‘Panhandling’, ‘Sparked a Fuse’, and ‘Lightning McQueen’. Last week, he shared the music video for his latest song, ‘Need Hammy’, which you can watch below.
A number of artists and fans have taken to social media to express their grief following the rapper’s death. “He could’ve been one of the greats,” Clipping wrote. “Still so sick of rappers dying.”
RIP Bris. Panhandling was one of my favorite songs last year. He could’ve been one of the greats
Still so sick of rappers dying
— 𝖈𝖑𝖎𝖕𝖕𝖎𝖓𝖌. (@clppng) June 21, 2020
RIP Bris. The Emu. Sactown's best talent since Mozzy. The potential to be an all-time West Coast great, but cut down way too soon.
Reminds me of Jimmy Wopo & Pop Smoke — artists about to define an entire region only to be killed before they had the chance. So unbelievably sad. pic.twitter.com/61muH5xFDg
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) June 21, 2020