Kanye West Donates $150,000 to Family of Jemel Roberson

Lester Mason
November 18, 2018

He is now on paid leave while the Illinois State Police conduct an investigation into the shooting.

However, witnesses and Roberson's family attorney have said he was wearing a cap and shirt labeled "security", and that people at the scene told the officer Roberson was a security guard. According to witness statements, the Midlothian Officer gave the armed subject multiple verbal commands to drop the gun and get on the ground before ultimately discharging his weapon and striking the subject.

Dorian Myrickes was reportedly one of the victims shot by the suspect inside Manny's Blue Room in Robbins early on Sunday.

Police are now defending the shooting of a heroic security guard Jemel Roberson who apprehended a shooting suspect but instead was killed by a Midlothian police officer, saying that Robinson was given orders to drop his gun, Illinois State Police said in a news release on Tuesday.

Illinois Police have since said they are investigating a white officer, who has been placed on administrative leave.

Roberson was shot to death on Sunday, Nov. 11, while trying to restrain a suspected gunman in the bar's parking lot.

As reported by TMZ, Kanye West has donated $150,000 to the family of Jemel Roberson, the 26-year-old Chicago security guard who was shot and killed by police this past week.

Boose said Roberson was working that night picking up extra shifts to earn extra money for the upcoming holidays and said he never worked without wearing security gear.


"We all know how these things go". "Generally, in the aftermath comes destruction of the person's character, and we want to stop this from happening".

Arroyo helped plan a vigil in Chicago on Friday for those who can't make a family event for Roberson outside the city.

"This was going to be my baby's first Christmas with his dad and now he's going to miss out on everything", said Avontea Boose, the mother of Roberson's 9-month-old son, according to the Associated Press.

"We both nearly didn't graduate, so we worked really hard to make it through together", Arroyo said over the phone, through tears. He was always so goofy.

"There are witnesses who say they identified him as security. He was always laughing or joking around".

The GoFundMe campaign was created on the day Roberson died with a goal of $150,000.

Roberson, who had a nine-month-old child and another child on the way, was a musician who played at several churches across Chicago and aspired to be a police officer.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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