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Independent Wrestler Reggie Rage Shot Dead In Atlanta

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Reginald Folks, known in the independent wrestling community as Reggie Rage, tragically lost his life last week in Atlanta, GA.

Atlanta News First is reporting that Folks, 35, was fatally shot on Wednesday, May 15, while working as a Lyft driver. The alleged perpetrator, Koby Minor, a six-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department, was promptly arrested and resigned on the same day.

Minor had been on administrative leave since his arrest on an unrelated charge in December 2023.

According to the report, Folks picked up Minor on the morning of May 15 to drive him home. The arrest warrants suggest that Minor believed Folks “is in a gay fraternity and was trying to recruit Minor into it and believed he was getting kidnapped by Folks.”

Minor said that Folks began speaking on the phone through the car Bluetooth in “an unknown language” and that while the latter was talking on the phone, “He heard what he thought was another voice in his ear talking to him, but did not say what the voice said.”

The culprit further noted that he requested the driver to stop the car, but Folks didn’t comply. Upon reaching an intersection, Minor made some failed attempts at unlocking the car. He shot Folks in the head soon after.

Minor has been charged with murder and aggravated assault and is currently being detained without bail.

Folks trained at AR Fox’s “World Wrestling Alliance 4” academy in Atlanta. The promotion issued a statement on Twitter which read,

“We are heart broken. Devastated. Reggie Rage, we all love you. You lit up The 4 EVERYTIME you came. Gonna miss you. Gonna miss watching you tryin all that crazy stuff when class was winding down. The one legged hop with the hype entrance. Damn. We love you Reggie.”

Memphis promotion Committed to Wrestling also issued a statement which read,

“Reginald T. Folks, known to fans as “Reggie Rage,” was taken from this world yesterday at the young age of 35. With his extraordinary talent and vibrant personality, Reggie was a rising star in Committed To Wrestling, captivating audiences with his high-flying maneuvers and charisma. However, his promising career was tragically cut short. The police officer responsible now faces charges of murder and aggravated assault. This profound loss has been felt by fans and colleagues alike. Reggie’s legacy will endure through his contributions to the sport and the memories he leaves behind. We send out our love and condolences to his friends and family.”

On behalf of everyone here on eWn, we send our condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Reginald Folks.

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