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Lil Wayne & Mack Maine Say Friend Wrongfully Killed By Police

(AllHipHop News) New Orleans resident Keith “Magik” Atkinson was killed Sunday morning. The 31-year-old was a friend of YMCMB rapper Lil Wayne and Young Money president Mack Maine.

Magik was killed by a police officer, and Wayne, Mack, and Atkinon’s family are questioning the circumstances surrounding his death.

Atkinson was at a corner store when police arrived responding to a call about a Little Hug fruit juice shoplifting incident. The suspect was said to be wearing a blue shirt which happened to be the same color shirt Atkinson had on at the time.

Witnesses on the scene stated that Atkinson was not the shoplifter, but he ended up being shoot four times by officer Jonathan Hirdes. Police say they found a stolen .45 caliber gun next to his body.

Atkinson had been in trouble with the law in the past. He was on probation after pleading guilty to cocaine possession, and he reportedly was shot six times in recent years.

“I’m not saying he was an altar boy, but he wasn’t a straight-out killer. He wasn’t a criminal,” said Atkinson’s father Keith Joseph. “He held up through almost 40 surgeries, to lose his life at the hands of a police officer. I don’t think it’s justice… It’s not right.”

Lil Wayne and Mack Maine took to social media to express their condolences for Atkinson. They had all been partying together the night before.

The New Orleans police department has released few details about the shooting. NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas says a full investigation about the matter will be conducted.

Atkinson was survived by three children.

Watch Keith Atkinson’s father Keith Joseph speak about his son’s death below.

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  • SleepyTheGreat

    The police was called over a Little Hug Juice??? Aint They Like 50cent a piece at that??

    • justmathoughts

      not even, theyre a quarter!

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  • AJ Thomas Ox

    damn nicca

  • AJ Thomas Ox

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  • STFUUIgnants

    they thought a drink was a gun? was it a gun shaped black drinking glass? that being said gangsta rappers have no crediblility to bittch about a nigga being killed by police when they rap about killing a nigga every other line

  • water_ur_seeds

    We can assume to police officer that killed him wont be getting prosecuted, they never do! smh Calling police for someone attempting to steal some juice, aint that wasting police time? RIP…

  • Sean Taylor

    Damn niggas be stealing lil’ hugs?

  • Executive

    Them niggas ain’t say shit when Turk pops died.

    • Havoc Wreaka III

      Sounds personal to you

    • Right….or when mannie sister was murdered. ..hypocritical as black folks…sometimes I dont understand us…the one that should be protesting is jay a
      Elect because he dont rap about murdering anybody

  • Jayson C Williams

    All my ppl knew homie.. Been seeing rip all day on my Instagram. Shit like this happens all across the country all the time. Hopefully his popular childhood friends can get some sort of justice for his kids and family

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    • Im down with jason black also….but lets be honest….has wayne or any of those new orleans niggaz ever mentioned a guy that was wrongfully killed by another black man which happens to be happening about 200 times a year and assaults by the thousands…

      • No they didn’t, but like Jason Black said, just because blacks are killing themselves in high numbers (which is really proximity crime) doesn’t make it an excuse for bigots to do the same thing. Black people will always be killing black people, whether it high or low numbers, and white people will always be killing white people, whether in high and low numbers, because it’s proximity crime, the black on black crime term was coined simply for the purpose of to spark awareness and common sense into black peoples mind to counterattack the epidemic of the disproportionate numbers of killings going on in the Ghettos and slums

  • TimeWillTellu1

    Right before Mardi Gras too. Not cool

  • jay

    “but he ended up being shoot four times”
    DAMN who even writes this shit!!

    • $18592567

      An idiot…

  • Elayorx El

    I’m sorry, but I’m not buying one piece of this story right here. As usual, something is extremely fishy about it. I’m starting to think the “friendly neighborhood” Fraternal Order, has initiations just like any other gang, and in order to move up, these sort of things must be carried out. I’m not saying all police, but we all know of the nefarious undertakings of some of those in a particular organization, without the knowledge of the others, in the very same org. Something is supremely wrong with this. Regards to the victim, and condolences to the family.

  • WillVetterGoodin

    This is just one murder you heard about, think about all the murders involving police you DONT hear about

    • Right…Unfortunately I have a few friends that succumbed to police shootings.

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