Chicago police are investigating the shooting death of local rapper Keltule Meeks, who was killed while trying to stop an attempted armed robbery on the city’s West Side. Meeks, also known as Rus T Blade, was described as a selfless and generous individual who was dedicated to his rap career. No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.
On Tuesday, a tragic incident occurred on Chicago’s West Side, where a local rapper, former TV host, and beloved grandfather lost his life while trying to prevent an attempted armed robbery. The shooting took place in the Humboldt Park neighborhood around 10:45 a.m.
The victim, Keltule Meeks, was a 48-year-old man who leaves behind two daughters and a grandson. Known by his rap moniker, Rus T Blade, Meeks was described by his family and friends as a selfless and generous individual who had a deep passion for music. He was also involved in a hip-hop program called Urban Grind TV and had formed an inseparable bond with his friend, John Daniel, whom he met through their work on the show.
Meeks’ final act of selflessness came when he stepped in to protect his wife from the armed robbers, but tragically, he was shot in the face during the confrontation. The entire incident was captured on a nearby home surveillance camera, showing two individuals wearing masks and dark clothing fleeing the scene after the shooting. Meeks was rushed to Stroger Hospital but was pronounced dead.
The loss of Meeks has left his loved ones devastated. Daniel expressed his grief, saying that the world has been robbed of Meeks’ joy and exuberance. He described Meeks as an all-around great person who knew how to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable.
As of now, no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. The Chicago Police Department is urging anyone with information to come forward and assist in the investigation. Tips can be provided to CPD Area Five Detectives or filed anonymously through CPDtip.com.
The tragic death of Keltule Meeks serves as a painful reminder of the violence that continues to plague certain neighborhoods in Chicago. It is a loss that has not only affected his family and friends but also the community he was a part of. May his memory be honored, and may his loved ones find solace during this difficult time..