A grieving family recently received a thoughtful gift from producer Metro Boomin. The wife of the retired officer killed in the Buffalo grocery store shooting won’t have to worry about a mortgage moving forward. Metro Boomin paid the home of Aaron Salter Jr. and Kimberly Salter in full nearly a month ago. Aaron’s son, Aaron Salter III, shared an appreciation post for the producer’s generous act.
“How many producers you know look out for people when they need it most? Gotta say thanks to my favorite producer @metroboomin he called me and asked if he could help me during my tragic loss and did just that,” Aaron wrote. “No more mortgage Paid in full!!! Thanks @metroboomin ill never forget what you did.”
The photo in Aaron III’s post features his sister and himself standing in front of his parents’ home. While speaking with The Shade Room on Wednesday, Aaron opted not to say how much Metro Boomin paid. Instead, Aaron III said Metro Boomin contacted him after seeing a GoFundMe created to help his mother financially. Aaron III said Metro offered his help and, after the call, promised to take care of Kimberly’s home–and DID!
“The best part of the conversation was just talking to him,” Aaron said. “He’s so genuine and humble. He really empathized in my situation.”
Aaron III Says His Family Is Humbled And Grateful
Aaron added that the two spoke about Metro’s album Not All Heroes Wear Capes, and Metro called his father a hero. On May 14, Aaron Salter Jr. confronted mass shooter Payton Gendron during his rampage and fired at him. But his shots failed to penetrate Payton’s protective gear, and the assumed white supremacist returned fire–fatally striking Aaron. Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia called Aaron “a true hero” following the racist attack. The commissioner added that Aaron undoubtedly “saved lives” with his actions that day.
“My family has just been humbled,” Aaron III wrote. “I’d do anything to have my dad back but the support people are showing and have showed is amazing.”
On Monday, the Buffalo supermarket gunman Payton Gendron pled not guilty to federal hate crimes charges, per ABC7 Chicago. Prosecutors hit the 19-year-old with a 27-count indictment last week, which shows the extensive planning he put into his racist mass shooting. He targeted the older crowd in the shooting–elders between 65 and 86 years old. The shooter drove hours from his home to a neighborhood picked for its predominantly Black residents to plan and execute the attack.
Metro Boomin Returns The Love Via Social Media
Hours after Aaron III made the post; Metro Boomin slid in the comment section with kind words. He wrote, “Love always, bro, my line is always open, and I meant every single thing I said back when we spoke.”
Though Aaron III didn’t share the intimate details of their interaction, we know Metro Boomin also recently lost his mother to violence. TMZ reported the producer’s mother was shot and killed by her husband (not related to Metro) before he turned the gun on himself.
Happy Mother’s Day to my best friend and a true Queen. My real life twin I Love You always and unconditionally. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/g54qxZn3jY
— Metro Boomin (@MetroBoomin) May 9, 2022
“Metro didn’t have to do that, but he did and it literally meant the world to me and my family,” Aaron told The Shade Room.
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