A close friend and associate of the rapper Trae Tha Truth was fatally shot on Thanksgiving Day (November 25).

Money Clip D (born Dominic Levar Brown) was shot as he talked to friends outside one of Houston’s after-hours clubs in the early hours of the morning. Brown was in a car outside Breakers night club, when an unidentified gunman shot at him at around 5.30am. Although Brown was taken to hospital immediately, he was pronounced dead.

Money Clip D was a longtime friend of Trae Tha Truth’s, and was a member of the ABN camp. The 34 year old managed the ABN group, as well as Trae’s charity enterprises.

Trae later tweeted, “Can't Believe My Brother Is Dead. Me and My Brother Always Been Side By Side ... Win, Lose or Draw Against Whateva."

Houston police are currently searching for suspects. It is thought that the shooting could be connected to an incident that occurred earlier in the evening, when two groups exchanged shots outside Breakers.

A Houston policewoman, Jodi Silva commented, "This is one of those cases where we need witnesses to come forward."

A candlelight vigil will be held for Brown tomorrow (November 30), from 6-8PM at Houston's Alief Amity Park.