Chicago rapper Capo, and an innocent baby miles away, were killed in Chicago gang violence over the weekend, the New York Daily News is reporting. The rapper was gunned down in a drive-by shooting on the city’s South Side. Minutes later, the baby was run over by the fleeing suspects’ vehicle.
The rapper Capo, whose real name was Marvin Carr, was a member of Chief Keef’s Glo Gang — Chief Keef is another Chicago rapper. Carr was known to be a gangbanger, according to police.
At about 1:40 p.m. on Saturday, the rapper was shot in the leg and back in an apparent drive-by shooting, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He was taken to a hospital, where he died a short time later.
His manager, Renaldo Hess, expressed shock at his client’s death.
“He was a good kid. The streets of Chicago is something. He was murdered. I don’t understand what is going on with all these kids.”
Unfortunately, as is the case with a lot of gang violence, the intended victim wasn’t the only person who died. Minutes after the rapper was shot, an innocent baby — later identified as Dillan Harris — was killed when the fleeing suspects swerved off of the street and ran him over with their car.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the baby and his family were waiting at a bus stop for a day trip to the beach when he was killed. His mother, who declined to be identified, tried to save him.
“I was trying to save my baby. I never imagined this would happen … My son gone so soon.”
Chicago alderman Willie Cochran, in whose ward the rapper and baby were killed, said that some of his constituents have blamed the police for the baby’s death, saying that the baby wouldn’t have been killed if the cops hadn’t chased the fleeing gangbangers.
“One of the disturbing things that has come to light is how people on the scene of the accident were saying that the police had no business chasing these guys and are blaming the police. But who do you chase if you don’t chase a murderer?… Rather than saying the gunman had no business going to shoot and kill somebody, they were saying the police had no business chasing them.”
Chicago police have arrested two suspects in the killings of the rapper and the baby, but as of this post have not released their names.
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