A man identified as 28-year-old rapper J $tash, born Justin Joseph, is reported to have completed a murder-suicide against his 27-year-old girlfrind Jeanette Gallegos. Gallegos’ 3 children, aged 5-11, managed to call 911 and report the situation to police. Why the incident occurred is unknown, but it occurred in a home in the Los Angeles area on New Year’s Day.
Police responded to the children’s call about a potential domestic violence incident involving a shooting.
According to Fox LA, the 3 kids ran to meet with police when they arrived at approximately 7:14 a.m. on New Year’s morning. Gallegos was found with multiple gunshot wounds on her body, and Joseph with just one that appears to be self-inflicted to his head. 
An article from ABC7 reports that the 3 boys were left unharmed, but both adults died on the scene.
Specifically, reports claim that the couple died in Temple City, within the 9200 block of Pentland Street. One of the children made the call to police, but it’s still unknown whether the call was made before or after Gallegos’ death.
Joseph, who had been dating Gallegos for approximately a year, was not related to any of the children. However, People reports that Joseph shot the boys’ mother in front of them in their home. After police arrival, the boys were removed from the home.
Joseph is most well known for his association with Rich the Kid, as he was a former label signee to Rich Forever.
The rapper has allegedly previously participated in acts of domestic violence, according to Yahoo. Although the charges were thrown out, it’s alleged that he committed acts of domestic violence against Danielle Phaeton, Joseph’s former girlfriend dating back to 2014.
Gallegos’ sister, identified as Erika Chavez, has launched a Go Fund Me account to get resources for expected funeral expenses. On the site, Chavez describes her sister as “full of life,” as well as “the sweetest most caring person, always there for everyone who needed her.”
Chavez goes further to say that her sister’s children will need to navigate life without their mother. “My sister leaves behind 3 beautiful boys who will have to continue living life with what’s left, the memories created with their mommy.”
She also states that Gallegos’ favorite quote was ‘live today because tomorrow is not promised.’
An investigation into the incident remains ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips and information can also be sent to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
Anyone experiencing domestic violence should call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or visit thehotline.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 and in more than 170 languages.

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Neama Rahmani is the President and co-founder of West Coast Trial Lawyers.

Neama graduated from UCLA at the age of 19 and Harvard Law School at the age of 22, making him one of the youngest graduates in the 200-year history of the…

Neama Rahmani is the President and co-founder of West Coast Trial Lawyers.

Neama graduated from UCLA at the age of 19 and Harvard Law School at the age of 22, making him one of the youngest graduates in the 200-year history of the law school. Upon graduation, Neama was hired by O’Melveny & Myers, the largest law firm in Los Angeles, where he represented companies such as Disney, Marriott, and the Roman Catholic Church.

But Neama wanted to help ordinary people, not corporations, so he joined the United States Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted drug and human trafficking cases along the United States-Mexico border. While working as a federal prosecutor, Neama captured and successfully prosecuted a fugitive murderer and drug kingpin who had terrorized Southern California and was featured on “America’s Most Wanted.” Neama was then appointed to be the Director of Enforcement of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, an independent watchdog that oversees and investigates the elected officials and highest level employees of the City of Los Angeles, including the Mayor and City Council. He held that position until becoming a trial lawyer for the people.

Neama has extensive trial experience. He has led teams of more than 170 attorneys in litigation against the largest companies in the world. Neama has successfully tried dozens of cases to verdict as lead trial counsel, and has argued before both state and federal appeals courts. Over the course of his career, Neama has handled thousands of cases as attorney of record and has helped his clients obtain more than $1 billion in settlements and judgments.