Rapper J $tash is dead after reportedly killing his girlfriend, Jeanette Gallegos, in front of her three children on Jan. 1. According to KTLA, the rapper, whose real name is Justin Joseph, and Gallegos were found dead in Temple Hills, Calif., from apparent gunshot wounds.
Officers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrived at Pentland Street around 7:15 a.m. to find twenty-seven-year-old Gallegos dead from multiple gunshot wounds. According to Deputy Grace Medrano, Joseph, 28, was also deceased with an apparent gunshot wound to the head, which appeared to be self-inflicted.
“Deputies from Temple Sheriff’s Station responded to a home regarding a call of possible domestic violence on a gunshot victim,” said Medrano.
“When deputies arrived, they discovered two victims, a 27-year-old female Hispanic and a 28-year-old male Black unresponsive inside the home. The female victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds, while the male victim sustained an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
Gallegos’ three children, ages 5 to 11, were also found inside the home but were unharmed. One of the children called 911 requesting help, though it is unclear if the call was made before or after gunshots were fired.
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Jeanette Gallegos was a 27-year-old Hispanic mother of three children. She was the partner of J $ tash, whose real name was Justin Joseph.
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Gallegos’ sister, Erica Chavez, began a GoFundMe to help with funeral expenses and Gallegos’ three children.
“In Loving Memory of my sister Jeanette Gallegos,” wrote Chavez. “Daughter, Sister, aunt and mother above all. With a heavy heart my sister passed away Jan. 1, 2022. A tragic and unexpected loss for my family & nephews God has gained another angel. My sister was full of life, she was the sweetest most caring person, always there for everyone who needed her.”
“Her favorite quote was ‘live today because tomorrow is not promised.’ My sister leaves behind 3 beautiful boys who will have to continue living life with what’s left, the memories created with their mommy. Anything helps even just sharing this post. The donations will be used for my sister’s funeral expenses. Thank you in advance in this hard time for my family. Rest in Paradise, Jeanette. Fly high my beautiful Angel.”
Joseph and Gallegos had reportedly been dating for one year before the murder-suicide and lived together for the last few months.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has requested that anyone with pertinent information contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or the L.A. Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
Our prayers go out to the Gallegos and Joseph families.