Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa has reflected on the memory of his slain 20-year-old uncle who lost his life last week around their hometown and how the family has dealt with the tragedy.
Rather than focus on Imani Porter‘s shocking death, Khalifa remembered the happiness he brought to the people around him.
“I remember his smile. He had the biggest, biggest smile. He’s just a handsome, young man; he’s always going to be with us,” Wiz said in an interview. “We’re doing well, actually. He was a lot younger than us, so it’s really unfortunate,” Wiz said. “Being from where I’m from, Pittsburgh, it’s an up-and-down type of place. Right now, it’s not really a good time, and unfortunately, it hit home, so we’re all sad.” (MTV)
Weekend reports claimed Wiz’s uncle may have lost his life due to a drug deal gone wrong.
Police say 17-year-old Jaron Young, of Penn Hills, is charged as an adult with criminal homicide in the Wednesday night shooting of 20-year-old Imani Porter. Porter, of Pittsburgh, was parked in a Steak ‘n Shake parking lot in suburban Munhall when he was shot. He died at a hospital Thursday. Allegheny County homicide detectives believe Porter planned to sell heroin to Young and another still-unidentified suspect when he was, instead, shot in the head. Young denied involvement to reporters as he was taken into custody. (ABC News)
Details of the 17-year-old suspect surfaced online early Friday (January 10).
Police have identified the suspect who has surrendered in the shooting death of rapper Wiz Khalifa’s uncle in the parking lot of a Pittsburgh-area fast food restaurant. Police say 17-year-old Jaron Young, of Penn Hills, is charged as an adult with criminal homicide in the Wednesday night shooting of 20-year-old Imani Porter. (Star Tribune)
The suspect’s mother made sure to speak out following his arrest.
A mother forced her son to surrender Thursday for his suspected role in a fatal drug deal at The Waterfront, a popular shopping, dining and entertainment complex along the Monongahela River. “It was the right thing to do,” Ronnica Sanders, 41, said, hours after her son’s arrest. “I didn’t raise my kid to be in the street. I didn’t. I raised him to be a respectable young man in the community.” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
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