Well known Atlanta producer Shawty Redd (who has produced hit tracks Young Jeezy and Snoop Dogg) turned himself in to authorities this morning for murder. Sources say:

“…the platinum producer is incarcerated and is currently waiting to be be arraigned on murder charges. According to reports, Shawty Redd surrendered himself to authorities early this morning after an altercation at his home led to the murder of an unidentified male resident.

And now we’re finding out that Shawty’s claiming self defense in this situation as he only drew his gun because he feared for his life:

In the early morning of New Year’s day while Demetrius Stewart professionally known as Shawty Redd, was at his home with another individual, who was not an intruder was also there. An argument ensued between Shawty Redd and this individual. in which this individual threaten violence against Shawty Redd. Shawty Redd feared his life and felt his life was in jeopardy and retrieved his firearm for self-defense. As a result an individual was shot and killed. Immediately, thereafter Shawty Redd went to the Henry County Police Department and surrender himself. At approximately, 5:30 PM crime scene units were seen leaving Shawty Redd house in Henry County.

Wow. Shawty is reportedly currently incarcerated at the Henry County Jail and has an arraignment at 8:30AM.