As previously reported rapper Wiz Khalifa’s 20-year old uncle, Imani Porter was murdered last week. Now a suspect is in custody for the killing, thanks to a mother doing what she called “the right thing.”
17-year old Jaron Young turned himself into the police last Thursday after his mother ordered him to take responsibility for his involvement with the killing. Young was arrested and booked on homicide, robbery, conspiracy and weapons charges.
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Young’s mother Ronnica Sanders explained why she made her son turn himself in and to hear what she had to say, listen to Tha Wire below.
Meanwhile, police don’t believe Young was the shooter or acted alone and indicated that another unidentified man is tied to the murder that took place outside a Steak restaurant after an alleged drug deal went bad. Court docs say the late Imani Porter allegedly attempted to sell heroin to that suspect before Young pulled a gun and demanded that he get the drugs for free. The end result was Porter getting shot in the head.
Porter’s father spoke out about his son’s death saying, Jibril Abdul-Hafith , Porter’s father said of his sons murder, “Imani had a forward vision. He was just trying to go forward and build a life.”
In other news, three of the victims have filed lawsuits stemming from the December 28th shooting at the Centennial Bar & Grill that left rapper Doe B and two others dead. Keldric Landon, Clarence Young, Jr. and Ferro Bennett are suing the bar, its owner Nicole Bankhead, and the club’s security company.
Young was shot once, Bennett three times, and Landon suffered multiple injuries that required surgery. While Grand Hustle rapper Doe B (born Glenn Thomas) and Kimberle Johnson were fatally shot and died on the scene, while Timnorius Hamilton died of his injuries January 3rd. Two men have been charged for the murders and are currently being held without bond.
The three surviving victims, say the bar bouncers are directly responsible for the shooting and murders. Find out why they feel that way below and listen to Tha Wire.
Finally, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have been killing the game in the headphone market with ever since they launched “Beats by Dr. Dre”. Now the dynamic duo is planning to take over the music streaming business as well. The New York Times reports “Beats Music” will be available January 21st, and will be the newest competitor to Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, Rdio, and iTunes Radio.
Dr. Dre called into Big Boys Neighborhood radio show and talked about his new music service. Here’s what he had to say:
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Beats Music will include a new feature called “Right Now” that allows users to create a playlist based on a location, an activity, a person, and a genre of music. Find out how you can get and what it’s gonna cost now.
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