Nearly three months after police found Sacramento rapper Bris shot to death in a crashed car outside a Jimboys Tacos, they are confirming the identity of the suspected gunman.
Moses Alexander Hirschfield, 19, of Sacramento was arrested last week on a felony murder warrant and for felony possession of a firearm, jail and booking records show.
Hirschfield is suspected in the June 21 shooting death of 24-year-old Christopher Treadwell, better known in music circles as the up-and-coming rapper Bris.
The rapper, who has 38,000 subscribers on YouTube, uploaded his last music video just five days before he was shot. It currently has 3.2 million views.
Treadwell’s death came during a surge of summer gun violence that has yet to subside in the city and county.
Police initially declined to identify Hirschfield, saying detectives were still conducting follow-up and confirming details. But a department spokesperson told The Sacramento Bee on Sunday that the suspect was arrested Sept. 14 in the city’s north area.
Hirschfield is one of only two people arrested for murder in Sacramento County on that date and the only person arrested by the police department. Booking records show the 19-year-old was arrested at his home near Rio Linda, which sits in the city’s north area.
On Monday, police added Hirschfield’s name to the department’s webpage for June’s press releases. Officer Karl Chan, a police department spokesperson, said the investigation remains ongoing.
Court records show Hirschfield was arraigned on two felony counts and appointed a public defender on Sept. 17. He’s due back in court next month, when he’s scheduled for a settlement conference. He’s ineligible for bail.
In October 2019, Hirschfield pleaded no contest to a felony count of assault likely to produce great bodily injury and was sentenced to serve 364 days on the sheriff’s work project, with five years on formal probation, online court records show.
Shortly before 1 a.m. on June 21, patrol officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Franklin Boulevard and Fruitridge, where they found a crashed car outside a Jimboy’s Tacos and a man who had suffered a fatal gunshot wound.
The coroner’s office identified the victim as Treadwell, a resident of Elk Grove.
Bris in his own words
In an undated interview with The RapShack, Treadwell claimed the Fruitridge area in Sacramento as his home turf. “We got our own style,” he told the interviewer.
Treadwell added that, though he rapped for years, he only began taking it seriously two years earlier. He described rapping as his dream, but one that chose him and extracted a cost from those who expressed themselves honestly.
“It’s cool, it just brings a lot of attention,” he reflected. “Drama, this shit bring a lot of drama.”
Treadwell said prosecutors once used a gun’s appearance in one of his music videos to send him to jail.
He also criticized the police shooting of Stephon Clark and indicated that he didn’t see his profession as one to aspire to. Shaking his head, Treadwell said, “I pray to get out this shit. This shit ain’t what it seem.”
Black Lives Matter doe
Rip Bris, Long Live Bris, #pop4bris Im Sorry Brutha I will slide for you…
Ayyy I literally just slapped “Ling Ling,” “Bang Bro$” “Flu Flam,” “3x Brazy,” in the last hour… Oh and I watched the “Wiggle Through Yo Section” music video earlier and happened to notice something👀 hahahaha But for real though… You really Gman commenting on SN&R website!? I mean shit I guess it’s not that wild.. It’s Your home/local newspaper…
Dude utters the most intelligent comment ever about hip-hop culture. Just get out. Alas, rap is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
His name is Charles “C’Jaay” Vailes JR.
He was young, focused, talented, aspiring & he inspired so many. He was a son, a new father, a loving brother and the best friend anyone could ask for. The 20-year-old up-and-coming rap star Luccy2X (formerly known as C’Jaay ThaPrince) was shot & killed on Saturday, March 28th 2020 in his hometown of Las Vegas. Just before 5 a.m. North Las Vegas police received reports of a shooting outside a business in the 300 block of West Lake Mead Boulevard. Police discovered that a man had been injured in a shooting and was driven to a nearby home, North Las Vegas spokesman Patrick Walker, said. When police and medical personnel arrived at the residence near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Carey Avenue, they pronounced Vailes dead at the scene. According to the Clark County coroner’s office Vailes died from multiple gunshot wounds, and the coroner’s office ruled his death a homicide.
Kalin Qualls, 22, was arrested April 2. Jcahoyl Ducksworth, 20, was arrested April 15. Both being held at Clark County Detention Center on open murder with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit murder, and discharging a gun into occupied vehicle.
Friends and family don’t understand what the motive could have been. They say C’Jaay was so kind and loved by everyone he came in contact with. Fans of the buzzing Las Vegas rapper took to social media to mourn his death immediately after the shooting, local business have put up tributes honoring him and the love has carried on through this year.
Since a young age all C’Jaay wanted to do was make music. He worked hard and gave up most childhood activities to commit to his music career. As fans & friends will say, whenever you seen one you seen the other.
C’Jaay easily built a name for himself in & around his home town with the undeniable support from his mother. The Las Vegas native & resident loved representing his city & making a name for himself with Vegas behind him. He had a sound & way with words that drew a crowd, no matter your music preference.
The “Oppsmoke” rapper released his the Be4oreIBlow mixtape just 1 month before his death. Luccy2X, had a supportive following on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. He released several music videos, singles and was known to perform at local community events which is where his career took off.
His mother says the only thing her son loved more than music was his 2-month-old daughter K’Lani and he was robbed of both. She said she’s never seen a 20-year-old so excited to be a parent.
“He spent every single day of that girl’s life with her,” she said. “He never missed a day, and now she’ll never get to witness how amazing her father was.”
The family organized a private funeral for Vailes on April 15th, but the turnout from family, fans, friends, teachers, coaches and more took authorities by surprise due to Covid 19 restrictions.
The young rappers music continues to live on. His mother/manager is still working to complete his posthumous album and also sells his apparel to continue branding the Luccy2X name. Look him up, stream his music and share his work to help keep his name alive.
Stop the violence, i hate hearing about young black people losing their lives for nothing.
long live bristheemu ill bust for u rest easy brutha