Two security guards who worked for Juice WRLD and were present at the time of his death on Sunday have been arrested. Chicago police said the two men, Henry Dean and Christopher Long, were arrested on gun charges following the rapper's death at the Midway airport, as the Chicago Tribune reports. They have both been charged with misdemeanors after it was discovered they were carrying three guns, metal-piercing rounds, and a high-capacity magazine between them.
One of the men had a valid permit to carry firearms in the state of Illinois, but it is illegal to carry at airports regardless. Two of the guns were 9mm pistols, while the third was a .40 caliber pistol. Dean was charged for possession of the high-capacity magazine and metal-piercing ammunition, while Long was charged with unlawful use of a weapon. They are expected to appear in court before the end of the year.
Juice WRLD, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, was returning home to Chicago from California when he suffered a seizure. The 21-year-old "Lucid Dreams" rapper was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead minutes after he arrived. "Shortly after arriving to Chicago, he suffered what appears to be some type of medical emergency according to people traveling with him," a Chicago Police Department spokesperson told E! News.
When news broke of his sudden death, fans and collaborators flooded social media to pay their respects.