FBG Duck murder: FBI affidavit lifts curtain on Gold Coast murder – Carlton – Weekly
The Gold Coast broad daylight murder of rapper FBG Duck in August 2020 involved four masked gunmen who left 38 bullet casings after an attack that lasted 15 seconds, according to a recently unsealed federal court filing.
Much of what happened that day – at the Oak Street murder scene and elsewhere as the gunmen approached – was captured on video, according to the 45-page document, which includes a FBI affidavit. It sets out the key evidence that led to last year’s indictment against five alleged members of the O Block street gang, now charged with the brazen murder.
He says investigators towed a car used in the shooting a day after it happened, then searched it and found evidence implicating Charles “C Murda” Liggins. The document also points to so-called “diss tracks”, songs posted online in which street gang members disrespect their rivals, fueling violence in the streets.
The document, a search warrant request originally filed on October 1, was unsealed earlier this month. He sought permission from a judge to review phone data associated with Liggins as well as Marcus “Muwop” Smart and Tacarlos Offerd. All three would be charged in an indictment filed Sept. 30, which also named Kenneth Roberson and Christopher “C Thang” Thomas as defendants. The indictment was made public on October 13.
FBG Duck, whose real name was Carlton Weekly, is identified in the document as a member of the STL/EBT, or Tookaville, faction of the Gangster Disciples, which he claims had rivaled O Block, a faction of the Black Disciples.
Weekly was killed at 4:26 p.m. on August 4, 2020, according to the affidavit. Sixteen minutes earlier, on Oak Street, it was said, Weekly got out of a car driven by his girlfriend and lined up outside. Weekly’s mother said he was looking for a present for her son.
Around the same time, surveillance footage showed Liggins, Smart and others running down a stairwell at Parkway Gardens at 63rd and Martin Luther King Drive, according to the affidavit. He said Smart and another person got into a Ford Fusion owned by Offerd. The FBI believed Liggins got into a Chrysler 300 with two other people.
From there, investigators were able to trace the path of the vehicles from Parkway Gardens to the murder scene, using police CCTV and POD cameras. Around the time Weekly got out of the car on Oak Street, authorities said the Fusion and the Chrysler were seen facing the same direction in the 6200 block of South Wentworth, just five seconds apart. The vehicles were spotted by camera in at least seven additional locations.
The document goes on to lay out what happened at 4:26 p.m. on the first block of East Oak Street: The Fusion and Chrysler pulled up ‘right in front of’ the dark-colored sedan that had been driven by the Weekly’s girlfriend . Two people jumped out of the passenger side of the Fusion and opened fire on Weekly, who ducked with another person behind his girlfriend’s car.
Two people then also got out of the passenger side of the Chrysler. One, the front passenger, opened fire on Weekly’s girlfriend, while the other shot Weekly.
The shooters then returned to the Fusion and the Chrysler and fled, according to the affidavit. He said Weekly’s girlfriend was shot twice in the left wrist. The person who hid behind the car with Weekly was shot three times and left in critical condition, authorities said.
Weekly died shortly after the shooting, authorities said. But it is not known how many times he was shot. The FBI special agent who wrote the affidavit wrote that “Weekly was shot approximately 21 times.” But the officer also cited a Cook County medical examiner’s report that Weekly was shot 16 times.
Thirty-eight casings were found at the scene, including a .357 caliber casing.
Meanwhile, the Chrysler was later spotted by police cameras at eight additional locations before surveillance video showed it returning to Parkway Gardens at 4:56 p.m. This video showed Liggins stepping out of a passenger seat, according to the affidavit.
The day after Weekly’s murder, Chicago police found the Chrysler in the 2100 block of Gunderson in Berwyn and towed it away, the document says. During the August 13, 2020 search, investigators reportedly found a handwritten note that appeared to list Liggins’ Facebook and Instagram accounts, as well as Liggins’ phone numbers and “BM,” which the FBI interpreted to mean “baby mama.” “.
The FBI agent wrote that investigators also found a spent .357 caliber cartridge case between the Chrysler’s windshield and hood. An examination of this case and that found at the scene of Weekly’s murder showed that they “were consistent with being fired from the same firearm”.
Police have previously said Weekly’s shooting may have been prompted by “disparaging statements about deceased members of the Black Disciples” made by Weekly on social media. The FBI affidavit points to several online videos, including a July 2020 YouTube rap video in which Weekly starred as FBG Duck.
“I said I wasn’t going to dissolve the dead, and OK I did,” Weekly said. Next, the agent wrote, Weekly ‘mentions, in a degrading manner, nine names, aliases and/or nicknames of deceased individuals’ all considered black disciples. Among them was Odee Perry, who was shot and killed in 2011 aged 20 and is the namesake of O Block, according to the affidavit.
Perry’s killing had sparked a series of retaliatory shootings – including the 2014 murder of Gakirah Barnes, who police say was a female gang assassin for a Gangster Disciples faction in the neighborhood.
In a separate video released the day after Weekly’s murder, Dayvon Bennett, the rapper known as “King Von”, could be seen rapping “O Block, OTF, 300, b—-, just check the stats, n— – said he was throwing punches, I bet he catches them,” according to the affidavit, which says Bennett wore an “O Block” medallion in the video.
Investigators took the verse as a “reference to negative repercussions on Weekly due to Weekly’s disrespect”.
In another video, authorities noted that Weekly spoke about being childhood friends with Shondale “Tooka” Gregory, who was shot and killed in 2011 at age 15.
“That’s why I get so mad when a mommy mentions her name, you feelin’ me, ’cause mommies don’t know it like, that shit bigger than they n—- said in their songs, can you feel me?Weekly says.
Liggins, 30, has a history of violent encounters with police near Parkway Gardens. He was arrested in July 2019 for shoving a Chicago police officer near 64th and Martin Luther King. Officers had responded to a call from a person with a gun when a crowd formed and Liggins refused to leave, according to a police report.
He pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and was sentenced to one year in prison.
In October 2009, agents working on a drug investigation said they saw Liggins shoot a group of men near 63rd and Martin Luther King. Officers ordered him to drop his gun but he pointed it at them and they shot him in the leg, according to a police report. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on an officer with a firearm and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Liggins’ co-defendant Roberson, 28, is separately charged in Cook County Criminal Court in the January 30, 2021 fatal shooting of Lorenzo Moore in Dolton. At the time of this murder, Roberson was free on bail for possession of firearms in Cook County.