FRANKLIN COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Courtney Bruce, aka, Columbus, Ohio rapper, Boog The Bandit, was shot and killed in Franklin County Thursday evening.

Bruce, 26, was fatally shot in Columbus during an apparent robbery involving a group of male suspects.


According to authorities, Bruce was shot during an attempted robbery on the Columbus’ east side. Police say Bruce was seated in a vehicle along with another unidentified person, when they were assaulted by a group of men armed with handguns.

The suspects opened fire at some point during the confrontation, striking the vehicle and Bruce several times.

Bruce was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

Boog The Bandit gained attention with her tracks like “Hot Topic,” “Risky,” and 2021’s “Heart Away.”

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information should contact police at 911.


Geo quick facts: Franklin County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2019 census estimates, the population was 1,316,756, making it the most populous county in Ohio. Its county seat is Columbus, the state capital and most populous city in Ohio – Wikipedia.