In the wake of aspiring rapper Joshua “JayLoud” Davis’ death, his family is claiming that his hooded sweatshirt was the reason for the shooting.
As reported by NBC Chicago, the 18-year-old rapper was shot to death a few blocks from his home, specifically in the 2000 block of W. 69th street on Christmas Day. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, Davis was involved in an altercation with a crew on the CTA bus at around 11:30 p.m. The group of individuals followed him off the bus and one of the men took out a gun and shot him several times in the torso and once in the ear.
Davis’ sister told DNAinfo.com that her brother was killed for wearing a hoodie in support of deceased teen rapper Joseph “Lil Jojo” Coleman. Previously in September, Lil Jojo’s death made rounds on a national scale when Chief Keef laughed at his death, but later would retract the tweet by saying his Twitter was allegedly hacked.
Several photos on Davis’ Facebook do have him wearing a “Jojo World” hoodie, but a Chicago Police Department spokesman says the police report didn’t name his piece of clothing as a factor. Detectives are still investigating the case with no leads so far on any suspects or motives.—Eric Diep