Family and friends packed the Jones Funeral Home in Chicago to pay their respects to 18-year-old slain Chicago rapper Joseph Coleman, affectionately known to many as Lil’ JoJo. Police had to clear the funeral home after some patrons rushed towards to casket to get a glimpse of their Coleman and nearly knocked the casket over, according to the Sun Times.
Young men and women affiliated with Brick Squad, a faction of Gangster’s Disciples, took to the parking lot to celebrate the memory of their fallen friend. Many of the young people wore “RIP JOJO” T-shirts and flashed gang signs.
They danced and recited lyrics to the slain rapper’s song, “3HunnaK.” The song is a diss to the rival Black Disciples street gang.
Chicago police received a “shots fired” call as motorists to Mount Hope Cemetery where Coleman’s body was to be buried, according to Chicago Tribune.
Police reportedly confiscated a loaded .45-caliber pistol, as reported by the Sun Times.
Pastor Corey Brooks led a prayer at Coleman’s burial and called for gang members to set aside their hurt, find God and walk away from the violent lifestyle that claimed Lil’ JoJo’s life, according to the Sun Times.
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