Sunday 15 September 2019

Kanye gives $150,000 to family of security man killed by police

 

Kanye West has donated 150,000 dollars (£117,000) to the family of a security guard shot and killed by police in the US. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Kanye West has donated 150,000 dollars (£117,000) to the family of a security guard shot and killed by police in the US. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Alastair Red

Kanye West has donated $150,000 (€130,000) to the family of a security guard shot and killed by US police.

The rapper paid the money through a GoFundMe page set up to cover the burial costs for Jemel Roberson (26), who died on November 11.

Mr Roberson, a black man, was working as a security guard at a bar near Chicago when a gunman opened fire inside.

He pinned the shooter down but was shot and killed by a white police officer arriving at the scene.

Mr Roberson leaves behind a nine-month-old son with his partner, who is pregnant with their second child.

Irish Independent

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