Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Man Shot Dead In Uptown Monday Evening: "They ain't stop making guns when they made yours."

A photo of Deshawn Johnson, also known as Deshawn Jones, taken from his Facebook page. | Facebook
An 18-year-old man was shot to death in Uptown Monday evening, left lying among a string of over 30 shell casings that stretched for two city blocks.


Shortly after 6 p.m., a man was shot in the chest in the 1200 block of West Leland, police said. He was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m.

The victim has not been officially identified, but a city government source and social media traffic identified him as Deshawn Johnson, also known as Deshawn Markiese Jones. He turned 18 on September 1.

Johnson's Facebook page is filled with photos like this one. | Facebook
Uptown Alderman James Cappleman tweeted, “I spoke with the 18-year-old man who was killed tonight many many times in the past. He was counted among the youth at high risk for getting killed. He had a custom notification to try to turn his life around. How terribly sad.”

Johnson’s Facebook page is filled with images of him posing with large amounts of cash, weapons, and drugs. He was a member of the Hoola Gang sect of the Black P-Stones street gang.

Witnesses said an unknown male between 15- and 17-years-old who was dressed in dark clothing fired shots at Johnson and fled on foot.

Casings from two different calibers of guns were recovered on a two-block stretch of Leland Avenue, which may indicate that gunfire was exchanged between multiple parties.

Witnesses reported that a second person was shot in the incident and fled before police arrived. However, no one has shown up at local hospitals with unexplained wounds, a police source said.

In the 4700 block of North Magnolia, a woman called an officer into her home. She could be seen pointing to a bullet hole in her living room wall. The front window had been shot through.

At 3:30 yesterday afternoon, an unidentified gangbanger stood on the corner of Wilson and Magnolia, sending out the banger's usual taunts on a Facebook Live broadcast. Police arrived too late to see the man in action and he was never identified.

Then, at 4:58 p.m.,  65 minutes before he would be shot dead a block away from the earlier broadcast site, Johnson posted his final status update on Facebook: “πŸ˜‚ g these hoes love to die with the gang…”



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76 comments:

  1. Checked out his facebook page and noticed hes friends with the guy who got killed in starbucks

    https://www.facebook.com/save.winthrop?pnref=friends.search

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  2. Believe this is the FB live...John Booth and "Taz Manian" along with "Hicity Rico were "Woofin":

    https://www.facebook.com/JohnDoe.BNR/videos/1757722657634371/

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    1. Rico is one of the cvl leaders in uptown

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    2. Rico is not cl. He is p-stones. Hence the "Hi-city"before the Rico. Hi-city was a stone killed years ago in front of a nightclub on Elston and they named the gang after him.

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  3. Deshawn Markiese Jones is the classic result of a garbage upbringing that happens far too often in impoverished neighborhoods. Before anyone suggests that CPS or social service agencies or CPD or society failed him, the man and woman that created him failed him, no one else. They didn't provide him any real opportunity to survive in this world, this is on them. And until politicians and celebrities and activists finally acknowledge this, nothing will change for the better in this country.

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    1. Uptown is NOT an "impoverished" neighborhood!!!...These bangers have ignored all the offered opportunitues they've been handed.

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    2. Yes, yes, yes. Cappleman's pep talk might make Cappleman feel good but does not change a thing.

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    3. Nothing will change as long as these kids' role models are the psychopaths seen in the fictional Empire and Power.

      More immediately, allowing the bangers sanctuary in public housing needs to stop. Now.

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    4. That stance is old. I had a childhood from hell and worked two jobs in high school, paid way through college. It's called a "choice"

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    5. Uptown is a true mess...violence everywhere..guns everywhere...nobody seems to care about the area..have packed my bags and moving! Good luck to the survivors!

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    6. @OP, yes. Exactly. And to 7:59am, yes indeed, there most definitely ARE impoverished areas of Uptown.

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    7. None of you people personally knew Deshawn or what he had to go through so everybody should Mind their business this article portrays him as a horrible person when he was just a kid πŸ’―

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    8. 3:11 PM, it becomes "my business" when bullets are literally flying through the air with most not hitting their intended target.

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    9. You stop being a kid when you make a decision to carry guns and shoot at people

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    10. He was my neighbor..

      Get to see the banger thug life every day whether I want to or not.

      At 18 he was well on his way to being a hardened criminal.

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    11. Deshawn was a worthless piece of shit and the city is a better place with him dead and rotting.

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    12. A kid my ass, 18 is a man. You know exactly what your doing. I may have gotten in trouble too at that age, but I wasn't toting guns and bangin. Looking at his Facebook page, do you really think all that money came from just slanging. Bet you half of that came from robberies. He was def a nucance to society. He had choices, everyone does. But the dope and stick up game can be very lucritive. He choose to bang instead of trying to come up in life legit. He paid the ultimate price. I believe the world is a safer place without him.

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    13. I personally knew him... he was a complete POS. Sold drugs, carried guns, threatened the public, ran from and shot at police, threatened the alderman numerous times. I've known winners in my lifetime, this person was the polar opposite of a winner.

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    14. He was a kid. A kid who made videos with illegal guns. A kid involved in multiple shootouts. A kid with a police record and on their radar for being a violent offender. But he was not an horrible person.

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    15. Good riddance

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    16. DearπŸ’― (had to look that emoji up), he was a gang banger, carried a gun and flashed cash like a drug dealer. What more do I need to know? These gang bangers are shooting up the neighborhood. I care about their behavior not getting to know them as people. what does that even mean "just a kid", paleeeese we have heard enough of that garbage.

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    17. And who failed the man and woman who created him?
      So eager to hate, ultimately it is society that failed him - and all of us - and it is a systemic problem.

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    18. Society failed them? Fuck that, rise to a better level or drown in the sea... no one owes you shit in this world... you want to feel good about yourself? Then YOU go do something for the man and woman who created him... but you probably never would if you got the chance

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    19. Jagoffs who say things like "society failed him" make me puke. Gangbanging pieces of shit like that dead asshole would just as soon kill you as look at you. If you think "society" can fix evil people like him, go ahead and invite one of his buddies to lunch. Douche.

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  4. Uptown Alderman James Cappleman tweeted, “I spoke with the 18-year-old man who was killed tonight many many times in the past. He was counted among the youth at high risk for getting killed. He had a custom notification to try to turn his life around. How terribly sad.”

    I lived in Uptown for 3 years and never once committed a crime, and no government official ever gave me a "custom" pep talk. I never even complained about the low-income housing project across the street whose residents were so pampered city workers literally would blow dry the sidewalks whenever it rained. Melrose and Kenmore.

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    1. I thought the exact same thing when reading that lousy Alderman's asinine quote. I have worked and paid taxes and obeyed the law my entire life, yet if I contact the Alderman's office about the City budget he voted for or about the lack of police he voted for, I get stuck talking to one of his many "aides" who doesn't know anything and doesn't accomplish anything and gives me the Democrat party bullshit. And now I find out he has talked with this lousy gangbanging parasite "many, many times." Fuck you Cappelman.

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    2. If you want to talk to Cappelman, he is at Uptown Fitness (Broadway and Montrose) most days around 4pm.

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  5. So sad this POS died? Not really. I am sad for the stain on the hood he made. The path of destruction he left.

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  6. "Turning his life around ..." tee-hee.

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  7. Starbucks’ fault too, Alderman?

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  8. What in tarnation is a "custom noticification"? Sounds like BS.

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    1. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-police-violence-strategy-met-20160722-story.html

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    2. It isn't. Some time ago, some social scientists developed a method for predicting which gang/crime involved youth were most likely to be killed and the city and the police have been using this to try and intervene with those kids to get them to turn their life around. It has been discussed in the press on numerous occasions through the years. I'm sure this kid has been talked to by police or outreach workers about turning his life around, obviously for good reasons.

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    3. Go away, Jeff. You're one of the biggest parts of the problem in Uptown. You blindly insult Cappleman because he is trying to improve the living conditions of the neighborhood, which is often most effectively achieved through business and housing development incentives and initiatives.

      But, folks like you, who are delusional and unbelievably entitled, will make false accusations of "gentrification", which is absurd. Take your poverty-pushing interests somewhere that ISN'T trying to improve. We live in a capitalist country. Money talks.

      You didn't even acknowledge any aspect of the very blatant and larger problem associated with an event like this.

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    4. Google is your friend. http://directives.chicagopolice.org/directives/data/a7a57bf0-1456faf9-bfa14-570a-a2deebf33c56ae59.html

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    5. It's another failed idea of the dept that had a District Commander and their minions or apparently an alderman visit people that were determined to be at risk of becoming a victim or offender of violent crime and warn them of that fact and offer services to leave that lifestyle.

      In a one-on-one, I bet a lot of them might say they'd like to turn their lives around, but it's way too difficult to actually follow through. It's like asking a regular, law-abiding person to suddenly become a criminal. It would go against everything that was normal to them.

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    6. To Boost24 hope your next target on gang hit list. Maybe then you will understand that the only thing these thugs understand a lesson taught at wrong end of gun. They need to be exterminated not understood. Sleep well your day of reckoning is fast approaching, it's only a matter of time before they have their way with you or yours. Then you will understand what I'm saying. Until then keep living in you own little delusional world.

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    7. Exactly what blatant and larger problem are we all missing? You bleeding hearts make me sick. Wakeup fool, these people are your enemy and will rob, rape, or hurt you at drop of a hat. They have no moral compass, and there is nothing you can do that will change that fact. World is a far better place with him gone, to bad it took so long.

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  9. Anyone ever read Lord of the Flies?

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  10. Folks, just remind your friends who buy drugs for a little "recreation" in the neighborhood that these are the kinds of people you're supporting.

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    1. Excellent and compelling reason to legalize the personal use of recreational marijuana and cocaine purchased from licensed dispensaries.

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  11. "Custom Notification"?

    Isn't is nice that repeat,violent criminal offenders are offered white-glove services by Chicago?

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  12. I lived there all me life seen a lot of things and no one has done shit for anyone maybe you have to look at it from the eyes of these young men who are out here doing these things something is wrong .. mralderman is making a joke out of this talking is not helping and what putting them in prison is going to do nothing but build thire minds to do it better please help us not turn a blind eye...

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  13. Capplemam says it's terribly sad !! ???? W t f !!!! What's sad is that the good people in uptown have a criminal thug posting pics of his gangs and guns and drugs running amok and this man wasn't locked up like the mutt he was !!! Shame on alderman. This out of touch alderman is more concerned with blaming Starbucks in media than hiring more cops in budget and calling out gang members for what they are , dirty rats and scum putting innocent bystanders at risk for guns gangs and drugs !!!!!! It's not sad this man died , what's sad is that he should of been in damn prison so this hadn't had to happen on our public streets. F you alderman !! Alderman you are so outta of touch and have more compassion for gang bangers than the good honest law abiding people going to work in the morning. F You! What's sad is my ass ain't voting for you in the next election !!!

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    1. What's sad is it sounds like you voted for him in past elections.

      Everyone, do some due diligence before voting for any candidate. And better yet....just stop voting democratic.

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    2. you are crazy.

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  14. No big loss here...in fact...sad to say, but his passing is most likely a POSITIVE as he can no longer terrorize the community.

    As another poster said, this young man's demise is solely the responsibility of his shitty "parents."

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    1. Agree. Enough lifetime criminals seen on this blog, his demise may save many lives. Bye.

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  15. Hey Cappleman ....
    How about this: How about a 'custom notification' to the f'ing TAXPAYERS in your ward?
    Something like the truth. Like this -
    1) Crime is up in our neighborhood. Not down. This is unacceptable.
    2) Current police manpower levels are down, not up. It puts my constituents at risk. It is unacceptable.
    3) The mayor's promise to increase police officer count to 14,535 will NOT be achieved given the current plans. Everyone in the 46th ward should know this.
    4) The current prosecution and incarceration policies as they relate to violent criminals are wholly unacceptable and put my constituents at risk. I will relentlessly pursue MUCH more aggressive policing and sentencing. This will include mandatory 5 year incarceration for any crime involving guns or knives. Any such term will be served 100%.
    5) 'Social services' agencies in our neighborhood shall not harbor criminals. Where criminal behavior occurs, they shall prosecute any violators to the full extent possible. Where this is not the case, I shall vigorously oppose their application(s) for license(s).
    6) Gang violence is a spreading cancer in our neighborhood. I will demand an aggressive gang-focused specialized unit. This will be in addition to the current manpower.
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    How's that for a start, you coward?
    It took me all of five minutes.
    Just cut, paste and sign. It ain't rocket science.

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    1. Any plan here Mr Social Work? Any comment? Suggestion? Anything? Or are you happy to just talk those criminals out of their behavior? (Cause that seems to be working well.)
      How about you Tunney?
      Michelle 'Do Nothing' Smith? You care to weigh in in this?

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    2. Bet he won't so it, Cappelman has no balls. Too many votes at risk. But you hit the nail on the head.

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  16. For anyone asking about a "custom" notification, it is a real thing. People that are deemed "high risk" to either perpetuate violence or become a victim are sometimes paid a visit by law officials to be informed of their status and/or consequences. This "program" was just featured at the Chicago film festival via the movie "PreCrime."

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    1. what a waste

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    2. they need "pre crime" JAIL

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    3. Program is a waste of money.

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    4. I'll bet they have staff including some lame-ass coordinator and his/her underlings who make six figures for working in that shit department.

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  17. Instead of cappelleman rubber stamping every rahm vote maybe he should develop some gonads and vote the truth and demand not a couple hundred extra cops in Chicago but demand 4000 more !!' Dumb ass

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  18. Yet many of you will again vote for this fool when he runs for office again. And again, and again.

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  19. I had several encounters with Deshawn that were foreboding. Life doesn't ask us what we want. It gives us options and he chose to live shortly. Cappelman isn't to blame for the blight of Uptown, a neighborhood in which I was raised. Unless you want him to rear every child in Uptown, look to the parents or guardians.

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  20. Give me a custom notification when more cops get assigned to the 019.

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  21. This piece of garbage will be missed. No, just kidding! One less robbing gun toting scum bag on our streets. What a legacy this man left behind ! I'll pour a little Merlot on the sidewalk tonight , not in memory, but in celebration. I hate these gang members with a passion. too bad , so sad.

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  22. My son and his family lived in Uptown for three years....SO glad they moved. No place for a 4 and 2 yr. old....

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  23. Look I knew the boy he is not bad person at all I knew him personally he was being raised by his grandma he just been misled by many so he went to streets so just because he gangbang he still a person I'll see you you when I get there lil dooski rip.....πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―☾⛥πŸ•‰

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    1. Oh. Well. That makes it all OK then, I guess.

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    2. Yep, not a bad person. Just sold drugs, was a gang banger, walked around with guns with extended clips and engaged in who knows what other criminal activity. Good guy, though.

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    3. I hope you get to see your gangbanging piece of shit buddy VERY soon.

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    4. "I'll see you you when I get there"

      ^^
      To this poster, do you expect to get "there" soon? Sad to constantly see these type of posts when a young man passes. Why do young men and women in this city value their own lives so very little that they all honestly expect to "get there soon".

      If you value the lifestyle that often leads to prison and death, you aren't placing much value on your life now.

      Come on, start visualizing an actual future. The people that want to help in this city far outnumber those that want to hurt you.

      Ugh, whatever, no one is going to ready this ... so keep banging, keep killing those that have the most in common with you, and keep the cycle of violence on pace for the next generation.

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    5. So, clue me in there Mr 'Never-Seen-A-Punctuation-Mark' πŸ’―....
      What's it take to ACTUALLY BE a bad person?
      'Cause your lil homie here - he gangbang, he sell drugs, he run guns, he shoot at the po po, he fightin'.
      In my world (and any world where reality is part of the gig) THAT makes him a sociopath.
      And sociopath = NOT a 'good person'.
      So clue me in. Clue everybody in. Post here.
      And there's something else pal.... this life is all we get. No second chance in some luxury suite in the sky. Lil dooski's dead cause he fucked up the only life he had.

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    6. I just googled lil dooski. You knew the boy? You must be lackin brains too. πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―☾⛥πŸ•‰

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  24. There are only 2 professions in which you can be a complete, utter failure and still get paid...social worker and politician. Cappleman is both.

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  25. Is being a small time drug dealer that important nowadays? $200 that hes holding is a joke. It just goes to show you how young and immature he was

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  26. In some circles, his behavior is quite normal, so to them he really wasn't such a bad guy.

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  27. Ok πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―☾⛥πŸ•‰ Where are you???
    Help us understand how your sociopath pal, lil dooski "wasn't a bad person at all". How'd he make that? Maybe throw in a couple of punctuation marks just for fun, so people don't assume you're a fool.
    AND just so we're clear - you aren't going to see homie swinging Hennessy in some VIP tent in the sky. Ain't happening. This life is all we get. Your buddy f'cked up his chance. He took the exit ramp before he could leave a bigger stain on the place.

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  28. Let me help you think through something, πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸŒˆ
    When you act like a shit stain......then you ARE a shit stain.
    Works the same for everybody.
    So knock off the 'u don kno the boy he good' idiocy.
    Nobody has to know him. Just look at the behavior.
    Amazing how stupid people get confused that.
    Shit stain life. Shit stain person.

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  29. Why do most posters IGNORE the fact that the po pos were called TWO AND A HALF HOURS before this pos was killed? and THAT pos stood at wilson and magnolia but the cops "couldn't find him" because they were "too late"? although he is described as an "unidentified gangbanger" who was on FB live. stay fetal and take your time on the shift changes.

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