DALLAS — The Dallas Police Department needs the public’s help in identifying the man they believe shot and killed Melvin Noble, most notably known as Mo3, in a “brazen” attack on Interstate 35 on November 11.

What You Need To Know

  • DPD continues its search for the suspect in the fatal shooting of Mo3

  • The suspect was seen driving a black Chevy Camaro

  • Jeezy mentions Mo3 in a list of rappers gone too soon during Verzuz battle 

On Thursday night, authorities released surveillance images of an unknown Black male seen carrying a firearm standing outside of a black Chevrolet Camaro on the busy interstate. Just before noon on the day of the deadly shooting, police say 28-year-old Noble was traveling northbound on I-35 at Clarendon Drive when he was approached by the suspect. The suspect exited the Camaro and chased Noble southward on foot. Noble, who also exited his vehicle in an attempt to flee the scene on foot, was struck by the suspect.

The suspect fired multiple rounds at Noble, police say. An innocent bystander was also struck with a bullet while sitting in his vehicle during the incident. The suspect left the scene traveling northbound on Interstate 35.

Noble was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Police say the bystander, also taken to a local hospital, should survive since his injuries were not life-threatening.

The news of Noble’s death continues to be discussed in the hip-hop community. During a Verzuz battle between Atlanta-based rappers Radric "Gucci Mane" Davis and Jay "Jeezy" Jenkins, who have feuded with each other for at least 15 years, the pair dedicated the battle to artists who are no longer here to a viewership of at least 1 million people on Instagram. In an interview on The Morning Hustle Show, Jenkins addressed the rise and fall of up-and-coming rappers across the country, including Noble.

“I just went in for the generation behind us… because I’m watching these kids die every day and it’s just like how y'all (sic) get out the hood and get money and you know this happening to y'all (sic),” Jenkins said. “Pop Smoke, you know. King Von. Bank Roll Fresh. Doe B. Mo3. Like, you’re just watching and you’re watching it in real-time and I just think a lot of that got to do with what they think, you know, it should be like.”

A candlelight vigil and balloon release was hosted in Noble's honor on November 13 at Dallas City Hall. Noble was laid to rest in a private ceremony Friday.

Anyone with information about the deadly shooting of Noble should contact Det. Chris Anderson at (214) 671-3616 or email him at c.anderson@dallascityhall.com and reference case number 201916-2020.