King Von and FBG Duck have a surprising and deadly connection to each other, and it’s one that goes beyond their deaths.
Back in 2014, Von, who was already known as a tough figure in Chicago, shot and killed Gakirah Barnes. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Barnes was suspected to be an assassin affiliated with the Gangster Disciples street gang.
Barnes was only 17 years old when she was murdered, which started a conflict between the Gangster Disciples and the Black Disciples. King Von was a part of the Black Disciples group.
While taking the life of the teenager, King Von also shot Barnes’s brother. However, the brother managed to escape and ultimately survived the attack. It’s not clear whether he is a witness or an informant in the case.
FBG Duck (real name Carlton Weekly), was part of the Gangster Disciples along with Barnes. It’s believed that her murder sparked an all-out war between him and Von (real name Dayvon Daquan Bennett).
In the end, the war between the rival groups led by the two rappers persisted until it reached a point where both King Von and FBG Duck were tragically killed within months of each other in 2020.
These new details, among others, were disclosed in the recent indicment of six men linked to the killing of FBG Duck. The individuals named are Ralph Turpin, Charles “C Murda” Liggins, Kenneth Roberson, Tacarlos Offerd, Christopher “C Thang” Thomas, and Marcus “Muwop” Smart.
A seventh man was also connected to FBG Duck’s murder, but he killed himself prior to his indictment.
The indictment also revealed that the Black Disciples put out a reward of $60,000 for anyone who would take the life of FBG Duck.
Furthermore, the indictment disclosed that King Von allegedly ordered the execution of FBG Duck before his own tragic death in 2020.
“The shooting lasted about 12 seconds in total, but the shooters fired 38 times, and hit [FBG Duck] 16 of those times,” read the indictment.
However, the six men aren’t just being charged with the rapper’s murder.
As per separate report for the Chicago Sun-Times, they are also being charged with larger federal racketeering charges under the RICO act, since the alleged murder-for-hire was carried out by a street gang.
The trial date for all six men is scheduled for October 10th.