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Police arrest one at Lil Jojo funeral

Sept. 15, 2012 at 1:08 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Chicago police said they arrested one person who took a handgun to the funeral of aspiring rapper Lil Jojo.

Joseph Coleman, who under the name Lil Jojo, released the song "3hunna K" in April, was shot and killed Tuesday night after months of feuding with fellow rapper Chief Keef and his crew. A witness told police a gunman in a car shot Coleman as he was riding a bicycle.

Two Chicago police officers were on guard at the back of Jones Funeral Home, 10 were across the street and more were overhead in a helicopter during the 18-year-old's funeral Friday, the Chicago Tribune reported.

"People are showing zero tolerance for (this behavior at) these gang funerals," said Cmdr. James Gibson. "There's a constant dialogue (with the community) to come up with fresh ideas to help keep this under control."

Police cleared the funeral home toward the end of the rapper's 90-minute wake when a large group of mourners crowded too close to the casket, nearly toppling it, the Tribune reported.

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