MTONews learned that the Tyrone Fleming - the star of the hit Youtube series 848 was murdered yesterday, inside his NYC apartment. He played the role of Tye Bangs on the show. Police found Tyrone's body with apparent stab wounds.in his Bronx-NY apartment.
Tyrone was the creator of the extremely popular Youtube crime drama 848. It has thousands of subscribers - and was in talks to get a distribution deal on Diddy's REVOLT TV.
Tyrone, 40, was a Brooklyn native. He was also a father, brother, husband-to-be, and actor. He lived in the Bronx at the time of his death.
He left behind two children: a 16-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter. His Instagram account is full of photos of his kids, so he was clearly a devoted father.
Here's him and his fiance:
And here's Tyrone at his other job. He worked for the local utility company Con Edison.
According to a report on CBS News:
Concerned co-workers contacted Tyrone's family after he failed to show up at his job at Con Edison, the New York City power company. When his fiancée went to check on him, she found his body blocking the front door, CBS New York reported. The station reports he had been stabbed in the back.
New York City police haven't named a suspect, but they do have unreleased video of a man wearing dark clothes entering the victim's apartment, the station reports. They say the suspect may have exited through a window.
Because there were no signs of forced entry, police reportedly think the victim may have known his killer.
"848," which reportedly garners nearly 100,000 views per online episode, sometimes depicts violent storylines, the station reports. But friends said Fleming wasn't violent in real life, describing him as a good man and a hardworking father of two.