A teenage Chicago rapper has been charged with murder in connection to the fatal shooting of a driver in the Wentworth Gardens housing complex, over what the assistant state’s attorney is claiming was retaliation for an earlier dispute, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Seventeen-year-old Clint Massey, who goes by the stage name “RondoNumbaNine,” was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail Sunday at Cook County Bond Court, the Tribune reports.
On Feb. 22, witnesses, court records and Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Mack claim, Massey and another gunmen fatally shoot Javan Boyd, 28, while he sat in his car waiting for a passenger.
Massey, known for his YouTube hits “Life of a Savage” and “Shooters,” and an unnamed co-offender were looking for revenge against an unidentified person for an earlier altercation, when they drove to the 3700 block of South Princeton Avenue around 4 a.m., Mack told the Tribune.
Massey and the co-offender approached the passenger side door of Boyd’s car. According to Mack, witnesses claim that they saw Mack and another person shoot into Boyd’s vehicle with handguns.
A portion of the incident was captured on video, Mack said, and Massey’s fingerprint was found on Boyd’s car, the Tribune reports.
Boyd, who worked for a South Side dispatch service, was shot seven times, Mack told the Tribune.
Boyd was taken to Stroger Hospital and was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Boyd’s family members declined to comment Sunday on Massey’s arrest and charges, but some family last month described Boyd as a “good boy” who was trying to make a living to support his fiancee and 11-year-old daughter.
“He was a good child,” his aunt, Trina Boyd, told the Tribune. She became Javan Boyd’s guardian in 1994 after his mother and three younger siblings were killed in a fire at the Robert Taylor Homes housing development, the Tribune reports.