Police in Chicago are investigating the death of an aspiring rapper who was shot and killed by police officers during a traffic stop last night (November 13).
According to Chicagos NBC 5, police stopped Chicago Rapper Freddie “The Saint” Latee Wilson around 10:30 PM last night and minutes later, opened fire on his beige Cadillac.
Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene. While police claim a gun was recovered from the area, community leaders said that they are hearing conflicting accounts of what actually happened.
The 34-year-old rapper leaves behind an 8-year-old son. The mother of his child is popular Chicago rapper NewSense of the rap group Psychodrama.
The shooting is the first to be investigated by a new department, the police Office of Professional Standards.
The independent department was originally created by the Chicago Police Department in 1974 in response to public concerns about the CPDs use of excessive force.
In 2007, the city of Chicago restructured the department by ordinance, making it an independent branch of the city, as opposed to the CPD. “I prayed and prayed on it,” she said. “With this new office, hopefully this will be the beginning of them bringing justice to these streets.”