FBG Duck Murder Case: Alleged Gang Members Found Guilty in Fatal Shooting

FBG Duck was fatally shot in Chicago in August 2020, resulting in charges against six alleged gang members.

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fbg duck's mother and other supporters pictured

A federal jury reached a verdict in the case of FBG Duck's 2020 murder on Wednesday.

JUST IN: After 2 1/2 days of deliberation, there is a verdict in the racketeering trial of six reputed Chicago gang members charged in the 2020 Gold Coast slaying of drill rapper #FBGDuck
It will be read in Judge Martha Pacold's courtroom at 11:30am https://t.co/IJNRugoY4M

— Jason Meisner (@jmetr22b) January 17, 2024
Twitter: @jmetr22b

Per a report from the Chicago Sun-Times, the verdict was reached following a months-long trial, with Judge Martha Pacold announcing after a break during proceedings on Wednesday that six alleged gang members had been found guilty of murder in the case. While all six were found guilty of murder, per a separate report from the Chicago Tribune, several less serious charges did not lead to guilty verdicts.

At the time of this writing, a sentencing date had not been set.

///BREAKING/// The jury has convicted all six defendants of FBG Duck's murder. They were found not guilty on some of the lesser counts. But they're all facing life in prison. @samjcharles reporting from the courtroom https://t.co/hJTg902h7z

— Jason Meisner (@jmetr22b) January 17, 2024
Twitter: @jmetr22b

In October 2021, five alleged gang members—Charles “C Murda” Liggins, Kenneth “Kenny Mac” Roberson, Christopher “C Thang” Thomas, Tacarlos “Los” Offerd, and Marcus “Muwop” Smart—were hit with charges including murder in aid of racketeering. The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Illinois alleged in a press release at the time that all five individuals were members of the O-Block gang. 

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By April 2023, a sixth person, identified as Ralph “Teezy” Turpin, had also been charged with murder in aid of racketeering in connection with the fatal 2020 shooting of FBG Duck.

The "Slide" artist's career as an artist began when he was a teenager, starting with the launch of the Fly Boy Gang (FBG) collective in Chicago. "Slide" quickly became a definining moment in drill music's rise, at one point seeing 21 Savage hopping on a remix of the 2018 hit.

FBG Duck, born Carlton Weekly, was killed in a drive-by shooting in August 2020. Later that same year, fellow Chicago artist Lil Durk teased unreleased music on social media, including a track that featured an apparent diss aimed at FBG Duck. Duck's mother, LaSheena Weekly, quickly responded to the lyrics and urged Durk and other artists to "do something else besides dissing music."

Notably, Durk said multiple times in 2021 that he would no longer be mentioning late rap artists in his music. More recently, FBG Duck's mother invited Lil Durk to meet with her and the Mothers of Peace organization to discuss the ongoing issue of gun violence.

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