Kanye West was extremely moved by the story of a Chicago security guard who was killed by the cops after he subdued a hit man and has stepped up big time to help his family.
Kanye West heard the story of Jemel Roberson who was shot down by police after stopping a drunken man with a gun and wanted to do whatever he could to reduce the burden on his family. Kanye gave out $150,000 to Roberson’s family Friday, the goal initially placed on a GoFuNDMeAccount for Roberson’s family was $10,000.
As a source reported Roberson was working security at Manny’s Blue Room Bar Sunday around 4 am where some drunk customers were ordered out. One of those customers returned to the bar a short time later with a gun and started shooting.
Rumours say Roberson shot back, subdued the gunman and held him at gunpoint until the cops came but when the police officer got to the scene, he shot Roberson, murdering him.
Kanye West has consumed a lot of time in Chicago over the last few months.
As for Roberson, reports say he was working additional shifts at the bar in order to have some spare money to provide for his son at Christmas.
The killing case is still under investigation.