Monday, April 18, 2011

Akeem Matthews, gospel rapper, shot and killed in Kansas City, Kansas

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 11:28 AM

click to enlarge Akeem Matthews is KCK's latest homicide victim.
  • Akeem Matthews is KCK's latest homicide victim.

Kansas City, Kansas, police say the victim of Friday's homicide was 18-year-old Akeem Matthews. He was shot in the 1500 block of North 29th Street in KCK and pronounced dead at a local hospital.

According to Matthews' Twitter page, he was an aspiring gospel rapper.



His bio says:

my name is diplo (akeem) umm gosple rapper iam going to tell u like a borther told me christ run everything around me (dre'sir voice)

His last post on the site is from February 4. He wrote:

Must say God been good to me can u say a house
Matthews often wrote about God on his page.

KCK police appear to be still looking for suspects in the shooting. If you can help them, call the KCKPD's Major Case Unit at 913-573-6020 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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