People charged with the killing of FBG Duck are allegedly from the Infamous “O Block” in Chicago

People charged with the killing of FBG Duck are allegedly from the Infamous “O Block” in Chicago

Actually “O Block” is the area of 64th and King Drive where the Parkway Gardens are located. It was named “O Block” to honor Odee Perry, 20 who was killed in 2011.  The neighborhood received fame and notoriety when popular rappers such as Chief Keef, Lil Durk, King Von, and others mentioned it in their songs.  

Even though “O Block” is associated with a neighborhood, federal agents categorized it as a gang or criminal enterprise. Therefore, under the RICO Act, the murder of FBG Duck became a federal crime for those suspects. In addition to murder, the five suspects were also charged with racketeering.  

“The reason that this is charged federally is that we were able to establish evidence that there was a racketeering enterprise here that was involved and this murder was done in furtherance of that,” said Northern District of Illinois U.S. Attorney John Lausch. 

FBG Duck whose real name is Carlton Weekly was gunned down in August of 2020, in the GoldCoast area of downtown Chicago. The assassination-type murder took place in broad daylight in the middle of one of the busiest and prominent areas of the city.  

The rapper who was just 26 years old, was known for his street lyrics that in some instances may have made him the target of rival gang members. The back and forth between him and rappers from “O Block” may have also been a reason for the death of other individuals from each camp. The FBI stated in a news conference that they have used social media, song lyrics, and videos on YouTube as evidence to solve the FBG Duck case.  

“What’s happening on social media and what’s happening in music videos that are on YouTube, particularly in the drill rap genre, it shows you what’s happening in the city,” according to the agent at the news conference. “It shows you exactly what’s happening in the city, which is people are flooding the streets to commit acts of violence and then either bragging about acts of violence or talking about how they’re going to retaliate through other acts of violence, and it’s happening on a regular basis. 

“Again, that is why it’s significant that as law enforcement, we’re able to investigate and hold people accountable for the acts they’re committing. For instance, you can go on the internet right now, you can see people in music videos and guns all over the place.” 

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