Chicago prosecutors cost alleged gang members in homicide of rapper FBG Duck
The O-Block gang gunned down 26-year-old FBG Duck, whose actual title is Carlton Weekly, in August 2020 within the modern Gold Coast neighborhood and “claimed accountability for acts of violence in Chicago and used social media and music to extend their legal enterprise,” the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace in Chicago mentioned in a press release.
Charged with committing homicide in help of racketeering, assault in assistance from racketeering and varied weapons expenses are Chicago residents Charles Liggins, 30; Kenneth Roberson, 28; Tacarlos Offerd, 30; Christopher Thomas, 22, and Marcus Sensible, 22.
At a day courtroom listening to, Liggins, Offerd, Thomas and Sensible entered pleas of not responsible, and the decide ordered that they continue to be in custody pending detention hearings. Roberson was not in courtroom, and the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace mentioned his preliminary listening to was not scheduled.
Weekly was standing exterior a retailer on Oak Road in broad daylight when two males climbed from two autos, opened fireplace, then climbed again into the autos and drove off. Weekly was killed and a girl and one other man had been injured. Police mentioned it seemed to be a “focused” assault on both Weekly or one other man close by.
FBG Duck was recognized for his 2018 hit tune “Slide,” which has greater than 65 million views on YouTube.
Police decided Weekly could have been focused as a result of, days earlier, he had made a video by which he disparaged rival gang members who had died, the Chicago Tribune reported
Liggins, Offerd, Thomas, and Sensible had been arrested Wednesday morning. Roberson was already in custody in Prepare dinner County Jail, in keeping with the discharge.
The federal homicide depend carries a compulsory minimal sentence of life in jail and a most sentence of the demise penalty.
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown mentioned the brand new indictment sends a message that “we’re going after gangs on this metropolis.”
Fox Information’ Caitlin McFall and The Related Press contributed to this report.