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Rapper Lil Durk's artist Marcus "Muwop" Smart (top left) is among 5 men arrested in the shooting death of Chicago rapper FBG Duck.

FBG Duck, real name Carlton Weekly, 26, was gunned down last year in Chicago's upscale Gold Coast shopping district.

The U.S. District Attorney's office said the FBI used social media to break the murder case. The co-defendants constantly bragged about FBG Duck's death on social media.

Marcus "Muwop" Smart and Tacarlos "Los" Offerd (bottom left) are among five gang members named in a federal indictment. All five are in federal custody and are not expected to be released before their trials.

A sixth suspect killed himself in August 2021 -- a year after FBG Duck's death.

In the indictment, Tacarlos "Los" Offerd, 22, reportedly purchased a vehicle used as a "lead car" one week before the August 4, 2020 shooting.

After the shooting, Offerd returned the vehicle to the car dealership after he was accused of falsifying his car loan application.

The vehicle was caught on police surveillance cameras and license plate readers the day of the shooting.

Smart, 22, is the best known of the five defendants. He was with Chicago rapper King Von when he was shot and killed by aspiring rapper Lul Timm outside a hookah bar in downtown Atlanta last year.

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King Von, real name Dayvon Bennett, was fighting with aspiring rapper Quando Rondo when he was shot.
 

Smart is seen in surveillance video (in white t-shirt) punching Rondo, then assisting the mortally wounded King Von to a car.

After King Von's death, rapper Lil Durk signed Smart to his independent label in Atlanta.

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In a message to a fan on Twitter, Smart said he's keeping his head held high and that he'll "be home soon."

However, his release from federal custody is not likely to happen soon.
 

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The mother of slain Chicago rapper FBG Duck says the FBI has five suspects in custody for his murder.

The aspiring rapper was gunned down in a drive-by shooting while he shopped with friends in the famed Gold Coast area of downtown Chicago on August 4, 2020.

The 26-year-old rapper, who was born Carlton Weekly, was one of Chicago's rising drill rappers. He was a member of the rap collective Fly Boy Gang, abbreviated as FBG.

His mother LaSheena Weekly took to social media on Wednesday to announce the FBI had five suspects in custody.

She said in a video:

"They killed my motherf**king son. I'm gonna be the first to tell you, they got them motherf**kers. They killed my son."

Cell phone video captured Duck's final moments as he struggled to breathe after being shot multiple times.

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The 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.

At least 50 shots were fired at the victims in broad daylight, police say. One other man was injured but survived.

Some say Duck's murder was in retaliation for dissing deceased Chicago gang members on his last song, titled "Dead B*tches," which dropped in 2020.

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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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