CPD WARNS OF­FI­CERS OF POS­SI­BLE RE­TAL­I­A­TION FOR KILLING OF RAPPER

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - BY FRANK MAIN AND FRAN SPIELMAN Staff Re­porters

The Chicago Po­lice De­part­ment is warn­ing of­fi­cers to watch out for po­ten­tial re­tal­i­a­tion for the fa­tal shoot­ing of rapper FBG Duck in the Gold Coast.

The slain 26-year-old rapper, whose name is Carl­ton Weekly, was on so­cial me­dia an­tag­o­niz­ing ri­val gang mem­bers be­fore he was killed Tues­day af­ter­noon, ac­cord­ing to an of­fi­cer safety alert is­sued late Tues­day.

His video, which made “deroga­tory state­ments to­ward de­ceased mem­bers of the Black Dis­ci­ples,” is a pos­si­ble mo­tive for his fa­tal shoot­ing in the heart of the lux­ury shop­ping district on Oak Street, po­lice said.

The alert warned of a “high prob­a­bil­ity of re­tal­ia­tory gang vi­o­lence” in the Went­worth, Grand Cross­ing and En­gle­wood po­lice dis­tricts on the South Side be­cause of Weekly’s killing.

Po­lice said Weekly was as­so­ci­ated with a fac­tion of the Gang­ster Dis­ci­ples called Jaro City, which is based near 62nd Street and Ver­non Av­enue in West Wood­lawn. But on so­cial me­dia, Weekly iden­ti­fied him­self as a mem­ber of a Gang­ster Dis­ci­ples fac­tion called STL/EBT, which is in the same area and mostly friendly with Jaro City.

There’s a “high threat level” in an on­go­ing con­flict be­tween those Gang­ster Dis­ci­ples and the O Block fac­tion of the Black Dis­ci­ples that op­er­ates in the Park­way Gar­dens apart­ments near 63rd Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, the alert said.

Odee Perry, a mem­ber of a Black Dis­ci­ples fac­tion in Park­way Gar­dens, was shot to death in 2011, and the fac­tion was called O Block in his honor. Perry’s killing sparked a series of re­tal­ia­tory shoot­ings — in­clud­ing the 2014 mur­der of Gaki­rah Barnes, who po­lice say was a fe­male gang as­sas­sin for a Gang­ster Dis­ci­ples fac­tion in the neigh­bor­hood.

To this day, the con­flict is a cen­tral theme in rap­pers’ mu­sic on the South Side.

Weekly also was af­fil­i­ated with the Fly Boy Gang, a group of rap­pers. The FBG in Weekly’s rapper name comes from Fly Boy Gang. As the rapper FBG Duck, Weekly’s sin­gle “Slide” got more than 53 mil­lion views on YouTube.

Ac­cord­ing to a Chicago Sun-Times story in 2017, his brother Jer­maine Robinson was a rapper who went by FBG Brick. He and a friend, Stan­ley Mack, were shot to death in Wood­lawn in July 2017.

“As FBG Brick, Robinson per­formed under the tute­lage of his younger brother, FBG Duck, a mem­ber of the con­tro­ver­sial Fly

Boy Gang or FBG. That group, known for its high-pro­file feuds with Chief Keef and Edai, re­leased a num­ber of songs diss­ing the ri­val rap­pers,” the story said.

On Wed­nes­day, Mayor Lori Light­foot said she un­der­stands Weekly was “an in­di­vid­ual who fan­cies him­self as a rapper but also is a mem­ber of a gang.”

“What we’re see­ing is a man­i­fes­ta­tion of a larger prob­lem, which is that way too many young men — par­tic­u­larly young men of color — have ac­cess to guns and are will­ing to use those guns to set­tle petty griev­ances,” she said.

Mur­ders were up more than 50% in Chicago through July com­pared with the same pe­riod of 2019.

“We must step up and do the right thing,” Light­foot said, call­ing for the pub­lic to pro­vide the po­lice with in­for­ma­tion about the shoot­ers. “Peo­ple who are in­volved in these shoot­ings are not strangers. They are known in the com­mu­nity, on the block.”

“Give no shel­ter to killers,” she said. Weekly was shot dead and two oth­ers were wounded in the tar­geted at­tack at 4:37 p.m. in the first block of East Oak Street. Shop­pers were on the side­walk when a pair of ve­hi­cles pulled up and two gun­men got out and opened fire. Weekly was hit mul­ti­ple times and taken to North­west­ern Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal, where he was pro­nounced dead.

The gun­men fled west on Oak Street in a black Ford Taurus and a sil­ver-colored Chrysler 300, po­lice said.

TYLER LARIVIERE/SUN-TIMES

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gate the scene Tues­day where three peo­ple were shot, in­clud­ing rapper FBG Duck, in the Gold Coast neigh­bor­hood. He was pro­nouned dead at North­west­ern Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal.

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