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The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department has identified the shooter who ambushed and shot two deputies as they sat in a patrol unit outside a Metro bus station in Compton on Saturday.

The suspect's name has not been released and he/she is not yet in custody, Fox News reported Tuesday.

LASD deputy Claudia Apolinar, 31, was shot in the jaw. Her 24-year-old male colleague was shot in the head. Both officers are recovering from emergency surgery in stable but serious condition.

Apolinar's 65-year-old father Adolfo has held a bedside vigil for his daughter. She is a former librarian and the mother of a 6-year-old boy. "I'm here with her right now," he told a reporter in Spanish. He added that an LA Sheriff's Department deputy was standing guard outside her hospital room.

Apolinar and her colleague graduated from the police academy last year.

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A 33-year-old father of two was mistakenly identified as the shooter in a police BOLO (Be On the Lookout) alert issued on Monday.

Darrell Hicks, a youth football coach, was described as "armed and dangerous" and incorrectly stated he was wanted for the attempted murder of two LA County deputies.

It is unclear how Hicks' name and photo ended up on the BOLO alert. Hicks said he received death threats on social media after he was named as the gunman.

Hicks said he was out riding a dirt bike all day Saturday and had nothing to do with the shooting. An attorney with the Cochran Group law firm is representing Hicks.

"Any person would suffer greatly when falsely accused of a crime, especially a crime as heinous as this," said attorney Brian Dunn.

Hicks said he is afraid to take his 2 daughters outside, and he believes that his neighbors look at him differently now.

LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the BOLO circulating on social media was erroneous. He offered a $200,000 award for information leading to the capture of the suspect.

Villanueva challenged NBA star LeBron James to match his award. The sheriff said, as of Tuesday morning, there has been no response from James.

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A Los Angeles city manager used a famous quote by Malcolm X to describe the unprovoked shooting of two Compton cops.

City manager Jose Ometeotl posted a meme on Instagram on Sunday. The post showed a B&W photo of Malcolm X along with the words "chickens come home to roost."

The two LASD deputies - a 24-year-old male and a 31-year-old mom of a 6-year-old boy - were sitting in a police cruiser outside a bus station in Compton when they were shot on Saturday.

The unidentified female deputy was shot in the jaw, while her partner was shot in the head. Both deputies are out of surgery and listed in stable condition.

The shooter is described as a Black female, 28-30 years old, wearing dark clothing. After the shooting, she fled in a dark color sedan that could be a black Mercedes Benz.

In his Instagram post, Ometeotl described police as "deputy gangs" and seemed to suggest they deserved to be shot.

He captioned the post, "The shooting of anyone is a wholly unacceptable occurrence in society. I do not condone the type of violence seen in the shooting of the deputies yesterday in Compton. I will say that communities like Compton have been plagued by deputy gangs that inflict fear and violence in the community. These deputies murdered, framed and stole from the community host because they could..."

Ometeotl made his Instagram private after a journalist questioned him about the post. Ometeotl's post sparked outrage among law enforcement communities.

"Apparently, hatred and irresponsible rhetoric is also to be expected from leftist politicians and those in positions of power," wrote one journalist, who added, "Awww, what's the matter, Ometeotl? Can't stand a little heat? You can dish it out but can't take it? Too bad."

Police believe the shooting was a gang initiation. The shooter is still at large.

At a campaign rally in Nevada on Sunday night, President Trump said, "I just saw a video of that animal who went up to the car. They were unsuspecting, fine people - very fine people."

"If you murder a police officer, you should receive the death penalty," he said.

Joe Biden said: "This cold-blooded shooting is unconscionable and the perpetrator must be brought to justice. Violence of any kind is wrong; those who commit it should be caught and punished. Jill and I are keeping the deputies and their loved ones in our hearts and praying for a full recovery."

A $100,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the capture of the shooter.

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Waka Flocka Flame asked his Instagram followers to keep the same energy for gang bangers as they do protesting police who shoot petty criminals.

The 34-year-old Atlanta-based rapper posted a series of thought-provoking memes on his IG page that revealed his conservative ideologies.

In one meme Waka wrote: "How can we as a community beg the police to don't shoot but we killing each other still? We gotta ask ourself how bad do we want true freedom?"

According to the Washington Post's database on police shootings, 13 unarmed Black men were killed by police in 2019. While hundreds of Black men, women and children have died as a result of gun violence in the U.S. since 2019.

Waka suggested that Marxist organizations use anti-police protests to distract Black people from the very serious problems that plague our community.

In another meme Waka wrote: "I guarantee you if all the hoods in America seen eye to eye police a shit on they-self!!! [sic] Nobody can f-ck with us unified."

In a third post, he wrote: "[How] can we love our gangs more than our Forefathers and Ancestors??? And not understand the reason why they fought for freedom?"
 


 


 


 

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Members of violent street gangs in Chicago have formed a "shoot on sight" pact to execute police officers who draw their weapons on suspects.

Chicago, which has the highest national average of officers being shot or killed, is home to multiple factions of street gangs who are "actively searching for" and filming police officers, according to an FBI report.

Chicago-based FBI agents released an August 26 "situation information report" that details the gang activity, ABC7 reported.

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The report states: "members of these gang factions have been actively searching for, and filming, police officers in performance of their official duties. The purpose of which is to catch on film an officer drawing his/her weapon on any subject and the subsequent 'shoot on-sight' of said officer, in order to garner national media attention."

According to police superintendent David Brown, there is an overall "sense of lawlessness", and the "danger to police officers is real and increasing."

Brown continued: "I think it's bigger than a suggestion. I think 51 officers being shot at or shot in one year, I think that quadruples any previous year in Chicago's history. So I think it's more than a suggestion that people are seeking to do harm to cops."

"We need police officers and as community members we need to push back fervently against lawlessness," Brown said.

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Chicago rapper FBG Duck was shot multiple times by unknown assailants while shopping with friends in the famed Gold Coast area of downtown on Tuesday.

Chicago police spokesperson Tom Ahern said three people were shot on Oak Street around 4:37 p.m. Tuesday.

The 26-year-old rapper and his friends had just exited a store when a black Taurus and a silver Chrysler 300 pulled up. Four shooters got out of the two vehicles and opened fire on the group.

Surveillance video from a nearby convenience store captured the sound of a barrage of gunfire. At least 50 shots were fired at the victims in broad daylight, police say.
 

A bystander captured cellphone video of FBG Duck, real name Carlton Weekly, writhing on the ground as he struggled to take his final breaths before being loaded into an ambulance.

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He was struck in the chest, neck and groin and was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
 

A 36 year-old man and a 26 year-old woman are listed in critical condition at the hospital, said Deputy Police Chief Daniel O'Shea.

Chicago activist Ja'Mal Green told reporters a crowd was forming in front of the hospital. He said the shooting was not random and gang violence was not the norm in the affluent area.

"We don't expect this type of activity in the neighborhood. Our officers were on the scene very quickly and rendered first aid," O'Shea told reporters.

"This area is well policed and this was something that was specifically targeted for these individuals," he said.

"To see this happen in the middle of the day is very disturbing," he added.

FBG Duck was one of Chicago's most popular drill rappers. He was a member of the rap collective "Fly Boys Gang," abbreviated FBG.

Most FBG members are affiliated with the Tooka Gang, a faction of the notorious Gangster Disciples street gang.

FBG Duck was best known for his 2018 independent hit "Slide," which racked up 53 million views on YouTube.

He trended on Twitter in June 2018 after he extended an olive branch to disgraced rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, telling him that he'd be good in the Chi if he came through, according to DJ Vlad.

But his benevolence didn't last long. The rapper blasted 6ix9ine as a "clown" for taking his social media antics too far, according to Vlad.

The two rappers got into a heated argument and exchanged threats on social media.

After Duck was shot in the shoulder in June 2018, Chicago rapper Lil Reese expressed skepticism that he could protect anyone, much less himself in his own city.

"N----s can't tell you good somewhere they ain't even good at," Reese tweeted.

Some say Duck's murder was in retaliation for dissing deceased Chicago gang members on his last song, titled "Dead B*tches," which dropped three weeks ago.
 

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NYPD investigators are trying to determine wether the shooting deaths of two rappers were in retaliation for the drive-by shooting of Anthony Robinson, 29, on Sunday in the Bronx.

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U.S.-based Ghanian rapper Jay Gunz (pictured) was among 3 males shot by two gunmen in the hallway of an apartment building in the Bronx over the weekend.

Graphic surveillance video captured two unidentified Black males shooting at the three terrified victims as they crouched down outside a locked apartment door around 8 p.m.

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Gunz, real name Joel Baba, 22, and another Ghanian rapper, Eghosa "Eno" Imafidon, 23, were pronounced dead. A third man, Mohammed Baba, 29, is recovering from gunshot wounds at a Bronx hospital.

The shooting occurred at 306 East 171 street on Sunday, not far from where Robinson was killed as he crossed a street while holding his 6-year-old daughter's hand.

Robinson was gunned down at the corner of Sheridan Avenue and East 170th Street - four blocks from the building where Baba and Imafadon were killed just 2 hours later.

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Robinson and the three victims were reportedly members of African gangs in the Bronx.

According to Ghanaweb.com, Jay Gunz's mother, who is from Sekondi, owns a popular store in the Bronx, and provided a good living for her children.

49 people were shot and 8 killed in New York City's deadliest 4th of July weekend in decades.

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Ashley Walters was seen for the first time in public since breaking down on social media as he recalled being stabbed by a white racist gang as a teenager.

Ashley was pictured out for a jog in his North London neighborhood.

The 30-year-old rapper broke down in tears in an emotional response to George Floyd's death.

In response to his fans questioning why he remained silent about Floyd's death in the U.S., Ashley recalled being jumped by a racist gang in London when he was only 15.

"I've spent the evening in my feelings and my thoughts about this George Floyd situation," the Bulletproof actor said.

"My point of coming on here today is that no one can tell me I am complicit. I haven't posted anything about the scenario for several reasons, but for the main one, I've been posting this thing all of my f***ing career."

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Ashley, who was comforted by his wife Danielle, continued:

"I've seen black people and big corporations posting 'Your silence is a betrayal'. Don't ever f***ing tell me that my silence is a f***ing betrayal when I've been left for dead on the street by white men. Stabbed and left for dead and these people have never been brought to justice."

Ashley is known his star role as Dushane in Top Boy, and his role as Antoine in Get Rich or Die Tryin'.
 

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Shocking viral video shows a gang of teenage girls beating a security guard after he refused to let them board an elevator at an Atlanta hotel because they were smoking weed.

The violent incident occurred at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Atlanta. Cell phone footage captured the girls approaching the elevator and swear at the security guard when he refused to let them on the elevator.

The guard asked the ladies to leave, but they refused. A brawl broke out when the guard yelled "Move!" and pushed the ladies away from the elevator.

They were accompanied by a group of men who can be heard cheering them on in the background as they punched and kicked the guard, knocking his cap and face mask off. The beating stopped when a hotel guest called 911 on her cellphone.

The guard later told police he spotted the girls smoking marijuana outside the hotel before the attack.
 

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Police in Los Angeles say East Coast rapper Pop Smoke was "targeted" and murdered execution-style in a home he rented in the Hollywood Hills early Wednesday.

The LAPD reports the 911 call about Pop Smoke's home invasion in California came from a caller in New York.

The LAPD says 4 gunmen barged into Pop Smoke's rental house despite a deadbolt lock on the front door. The alarm had been disabled by someone inside the house. The gunmen apparently got his address from a gift bag he carelessly showed off in an Instagram video.

Rappers from Nicki Minaj to Drake said their RIPs in social media posts for the rapper they barely knew, but whose death reminds them, there is no loyalty among thieves.

But not everyone has sympathy for Pop Smoke or rappers like him who flash cash and material things on social media.

One Instagram user wrote:

"this was selfish & also rappers arent safe bc they arent humble hov been told them stop holding they money up (they still did it took it as an insult) ... they flex all day & then want sympathy from us when the materials they just threw in our face have been stolen from them ... its called accountability ... you dont hear this stuff happening in other genre’s ... anybody ever tried to hit a lick off dolly parton? no bc all dolly flex is a new wig or boots... rant over."

Another IG user writes:

"Mac Miller never got shot at. There’s a lot of rappers that don’t wake up and go to sleep scared of being shot at or robbed. I wonder what the reason for this is."

A third user wrote:

"Well instead of wasting money I'm jewelry and things that don't matter why don't you guys actually buy a house that is secluded pay for security do you guys think you're untouchable could you rap about guns?"

 

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50 Cent and Nicki Minaj lead the tributes to rising rapper Pop Smoke, who was fatally shot during a suspected home invasion robbery in Los Angeles.

Masked gunmen reportedly broke into the up-and-coming rapper's leased Hollywood Hills home in the early hours of Wednesday, Feb. 19. The thugs fired multiple shots, striking and critically wounding the 20 year old. No one else was injured.

LAPD has previously issued warnings to the hip-hop community about gangs stalking rapper timelines on social media.

Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

50 Cent was among the first to comment on the sad news as his death hit headlines, taking to Twitter and writing, "R.I.P to my man Pop Smoke, No sympathy for winners. God bless him".

Nicki Minaj, who collaborated with the Brooklyn, New York native on a remix of his breakthrough hit "Welcome to the Party" last year, also mourned his loss by posting a photo on Instagram and captioning it, "The Bible tells us that jealousy is as cruel as the grave. Unbelievable. Rest In Peace, Pop."
 

Atlanta rapper Ludacris posted, "Man Come On I don't even know dude but he was just getting started in this Rap Game. I was definitely interested in seeing his Growth. Too many young lives with so much potential being taken away. This S**t has to stop R.I.P. Pop Smoke".

Fellow rappers Nas, Quavo, Talib Kweli, Joe Budden, and Questlove, also shared tributes, while The Game tweeted, "Fell asleep for 3 hours, woke up & Pop Smoke dead. That's brazy.... 20 years old, damn."

Police have yet to identify the suspects, who fled the scene on foot, but reality TV star Teddi Mellencamp revealed she owns the rental property in which Smoke was killed.

In a note on Instagram, the daughter of rocker John Mellencamp admitted she and her family were stunned by the tragedy as she offered up her condolences to Smoke's relatives, WENN.com reported.

"We would like to extend our prayers and condolences to the family and loved ones affected by this tragic loss of life," she wrote.

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Rapper Pop Smoke and a friend showed off stacks cash hours before he was gunned down inside his rental home early Wednesday.

The 20-year-old rapper hosted a party at his rented Hollywood Hills home at 2033 Hercules Drive in Mount Olympus, Los Angeles police said.

The up-and-coming rapper posted a photo of himself and a friend sitting in a car, apparently flashing $100,000 in cash. Hours later, masked men broke into his home and shot him dead.

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The rapper, who was born Bashar Jackson, wore a blue Louis Vuitton outfit in the photos. Blue is the color of the Crips street gang.

Police are working on a theory that someone at the party set Jackson up. Numerous party guests live-streamed the party and posted cell phone photos from Jackson's house on social media.

Blogger @Gossipofthecity tweeted:

"Rapper #PopSmoke posted his location hours before he was robbed and killed. PopSmoke and his friend tagged Beverly Hills but ppl in LA know it’s not. They traced everything from PopSmoke Instagram account and got him."

Celebrities reacted to Pop Smoke's death on social media. "Yo, we gotta do better, man, what we doing? What we doing man? At the end of the day, man, we all kings," said rapper Jeezy. "We not in the jungle, you ain't gotta kill yo' brother to eat."

Jeezy urged social media thugs to "do better" and apply themselves.


 

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Lil Durk (right) is linked to yet another shooting - this time it's fatal. A teenager who was featured in a viral video with rapper Lil Durk's artist, OTF Dede (left), was shot to death on Sunday, January 19.

Chicago police say a 17-year-old female was shot and killed in a vacant lot in the 6700 block of South Parnell Avenue around 6:30 p.m.

Witnesses say three males pulled up in a silver sedan. They got out of the sedan and one of the males fired shots at her.

OTF Dede was forced to perform oral sex on the girl in a video that went viral. Thugs reportedly set him up with her in a hotel room.

They later burst into the room and forced OTF Dede to perform oral sex on the girl at gunpoint. The girl was menstruating at the time.

Police believe OTF Dede's enemies killed the teen to shut her up.

The rapper was beaten, robbed and his braids were cut off. The video went viral on social media.

Following the attack, Lil Durk tweeted: "The Internet is the news version of the streets just more snitching."

Lil Durk, a 27-year-old Chicago native, is currently out on bond following his arrest for attempted murder in Atlanta last year.
 

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Police are hunting a group of seven teenagers who attacked an Orthodox Jewish man as he walked down a street in Brooklyn, NY.

The attack happened on Dec. 24, as the man walked alone down Lincoln Place near Albany Avenue.

Police released surveillance video footage of the males wearing black hoodies. As they walked past the man, one of the teens threw a chair at his head, knocking him to the sidewalk.

The attack happened just days after Grafton Thomas, who is Black, stabbed five Jewish people in the basement of a rabbi's home in Monsley, New York. The victims were celebrating the seventh night of Hannukkah.

The latest attack is the 14th incidence of anti-Semitic crimes perpetrated mainly by Black people in New York City's boroughs.

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A federal judge disagreed with prosecutors that rapper Tekashi69 should be set free with time served. The judge sentenced the 23-year-old rapper to 24 months in prison with 5 years probation after he is released.

The judge lectured the rapper for over 20 minutes. He said Tekashi will not walk free today because the 13 months the rapper has already served is not enough time.

After telling Tekashi he "squandered" his recording career by joining a violent gang, the judge said, "Mr Hernandez, please rise. It is the judgment of the court you are to serve a term of 24 months in prison, with five years of supervised release."

He continued: "I impose 300 hours of community service when you get out, and a fine of $35,000. Mr Hernandez, the worst part is over. There is a great deal to be admired about you. You've learned a hard lesson here. I wish you very very well. We are adjourned."

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Tekashi69, real name Daniel Hernandez, was arrested on racketeering, weapons and drug charges in 2018. He was also charged with conspiracy to murder and armed robbery as a member of the notorious Nine Trey Bloods street gang.

The judge considered victim impact statements from 2 armed robbery victims: a man and a woman who say their lives have been altered by the rapper's violent actions.

The man said he lives in constant fear of Tekashi69 sending his gang associates to "finish the job".

The victim concludes his impact letter by asking the judge, "Why should this person, who nearly ended my life, be free when I am not free?"

Black Twitter responded to a judge telling wannabe gangster Tekashi69 that he will not walk free today.

One Twitter user referenced a quote by Breakfast Club radio host Charlamagne da god who said he would perform fellatio on Tekashi69 if his charges were dropped and he walked out of jail a free man.

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Lil Reese knows he is lucky to be alive. The 26-year-old Chicago rapper was shot in the neck while riding in a car in suburban Chicago on Nov. 11.

Surveillance footage taken from a traffic camera shows a gunman firing a Draco AK-47 pistol at Reese's car across several lanes of traffic.

Police have no suspects in the shooting. Reese was reported to be in critical condition at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

While in the hospital, Reese hopped on Instagram Live to show his haters that he was still breathing.

After being released from the hospital, Reese, aka Grim Reaper, posted an image that shows a stapled vertical surgical incision on the front of his neck.

He captioned the image: "Made 4 it Lifes a gamble I got hella luck" [sic].

Reese has become a favorite target of robbing crews and rival Chicago rappers.

In June, Reese was jumped and robbed by multiple men who videotaped the encounter. The video later went viral on social media. His attackers claimed he lost control of his bowels during the scuffle.