G Herbo is mourning the loss of Saieed Ivey, a former Chicago prep basketball star. Ivey, who played ball at Simeon Career Academy in Chicago, was gunned down in Los Angeles where he was attending East Los Angeles College.
CBS Chicago reports Ivey was fatally shot during an argument with an unidentified man around 5 a.m. in Monterey Park, a suburb in LA. His body was found slumped in the backseat of a Mercedes-Benz on Thursday, June 9—his 20th birthday.
Herb was deeply distraught by Ivey’s death. Herb, who also played basketball, talked spending “whole summers” with Ivey.
“We was always two different crowds, but we both always knew the love we got for each other,” Herb wrote on IG. “…You was the only one who ever wanted to see me and Spenzo do some sh*t.”
ON VITO GRAVE BRO THIS S— FLUKEY I AINT EVEN WIT THE POSTING PICS AND S— BRO NO WAY I WAS SUPPOSED TO WAKE UP TO NO NEWS LIKE THIS… WE DEN SPEANT WHOLE SUMMERS TOGETHER DAMN NEAR SLEEPING IN THE SAME BED WE DEN SLEPT ON THE FLOOR TOGETHER BRO WAYY B4 ANY OF THIS S— BRO YOU SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING OUT OR SUM RIGHT NOW BRO.. WE ALWAYS WAS TWO DIFFERENT CROWDS BUT WE BOTH ALWAYS KNEW THE LOVE WE GOT FOR EACH OTHER JUS GONE BE THERE PERIOD… YOU WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO EVER WANTED TO SEE ME & @spenzorichcrew DO SOME S— SMH DAMN BRO LOVE YOU SAIEED BRO!
“Love you bro, rest up,” Herb wrote in another post.
Ivey’s death is eerily similar to manner in which his 21-year-old half-brother, Mario Hines, died. Hines was gunned down in March 2010 inside a vehicle.
Los Angeles County Sherriff’s authorities are having a difficult time solving the case due to a lack of witnesses and video surveillance.
“That complicates the case,” sheriff’s Lt. Eddie Hernandez told The Chicago Tribune. “Nobody’s been arrested. It’s a little tough to do when you have no witnesses and no surveillance videos.”
Hernandez said that while police cannot rule out a robbery, it doesn’t seem likely because Ivey was found with money and was still wearing his wristwatch.
Ivey was found fully clothed and there was no evidence of food, drinks, alcohol or drugs inside the car, he said. No weapon was found in the car, he said, according to the Tribune.
“The only thing we’ve ruled out is suicide,” Hernandez said.