HARTFORD, CT – Another rapper’s life has been
drastically cut short by gun violence. According to The
Courant, 17-year-old Juan Bautista Garcia, who went by
the rap moniker YNY Juan, was found dead inside a
parked car in a Hartford, Connecticut neighborhood on
Sunday night (August 8).
With over 25,000 Instagram followers and nearly 4,000
YouTube subscribers, Garcia was just beginning to take
steps toward a promising rap career. His most recent
video, “Power Remix,” was released last week.
“He was only 17 years old,” a childhood friend of Garcia
said. “He never went live on his Instagram to talk about
drama, he only went on there to support his friends or
promote his music. [He] didn’t even get to graduate
Circumstances surrounding the shooting are currently
under investigation by the Hartford Police Major Crime
and Crime Scene divisions.
Garcia’s death marks the 25th homicide police are
investigating in Hartford this year, tying the number for
homicides in 2020 and double the total number recorded
The teen rapper’s death also continues a disturbing trend
of fatal shootings that have come in rapid succession
ThePlugup.com sends our condolences to Garcia’s family,
friends and fans.