Joseph “Lil Jojo” Colean, 16, was killed in Chicago. Riding his bike Tuesday night, Lil Jojo died after a four-door tan Ford Taurus pulled up and shot him on the 6900 South Princeton Avenue in Englewood. A witness saw him as he died on the scene. Lil Jojo bled "little to no blood" with a "cold stare" as he struggled to breathe. The Southside Chicago neighborhood is also the former home to Jennifer Hudson’s family who was slain in 2008.
The Chicago murder rate is up 38 percent from 2011. With over 305 dead as off July due to gun violence.
Lil Jojo, possibly connected to the Chicago gang Bricksquad, had been warring online with the Black Disciples for months. Challenging the gang, Coleman raps repeated “These n***** claim 300 but we BDK. BDK is known for “Black Disciples Killers.”
Shortly after the death, Chief Keef tweeted to his followers, ““Its Sad Cuz Dat N**** Jojo Wanted To Be Jus Like Us #LMAO.” Hours later, after upsetting his nearly a quarter million followers, Chief Keef claimed his twitter was hacked.
The police are now investigating the rivalry of the Englewood neighborhood between the Gangster Disciples and Black Disciples that have been using social media to threaten each other. Chief Keef’s tweets include the #300 hashtag linking his tweets to the known reference of the Black Disciples street gang.
Lil Jojo grew up in Englewood and attended Robeson High School with some of Chief Keef’s friends. Hoping to take his family out of the violent neighborhood, Russell had recently sparked the interest of Waka Flocka. He wanted to move his family to Florida once he was signed.
Baltimore's 92Q jams recently interviewed Lupe Fiasco. The Chicago based rapper admitted he was scared about the recent surges in teen gang violence after having losing his own friends. Emotional and distraught, Lupe broke down into tears.
"Chief Keef scares me," he said. "Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents. Specifically in Chicago. And I don't speak this about any other city because I'm not from there. But like my family lives in Chicago. So my nephews, my cousins, my friends, and my peoples they all in those hoods that he represents. When you drive through Chicago...The hoodlums, the gangsters, and the ones you see killing each other. And the murder rate in Chicago is skyrocketing and you see who's doing it and perpetrating it, they all look like Chief Keef."
Missing the point, Chief Keef responded with “wen I see him I’ma smack him like da lil b---- he is #300.”
Police are looking into Youtube videos and other social media of Lil Jojo, Lil Reese, and Chief Keef.
50 Cent tweeted to Chief Keef late last night, “if you still in New York come see me.”
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