R&B Star Killed

R&B star Roger Troutman, who had hits such as “More Bounce to the Ounce” and “I Want to Be Your Man,” was shot to death in Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday, along with his brother, in an apparent murder-suicide, police said. He was 47. Troutman, who, with his brother, was part of the family group Zapp and who recorded as a solo artist under the name Roger, was found outside his recording studio. He had been shot several times in the torso and died while in surgery, police Sgt. Gary White said. His brother, Larry Troutman, 54, was found dead in a car a few blocks away with a gunshot wound to the head, police said. A handgun was found inside the car, which matched the description of a car leaving the scene of Roger Troutman’s shooting, White said. The motive for the shooting is not yet clear.

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