Edai and 600 Hold Vigil For L’A Capone

Edai and 600 honored slain Chicago rapper L’A Capone Friday, Sept. 26 with a candlelight vigil on his first death anniversary.

“Rest in peace, LA. Gang sh-t,” Edai said as he released a balloon into the air.

Capone, born Leonard Anderson, was gunned down Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2013 upon leaving a recording studio. Capone entered an alley around 6:25 p.m. following his recording session when an unknown assailant fired several shots, striking the “Round Here” rapper in the right thigh and lower back, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

Medical personnel transported Anderson to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m. He was 17.

Three suspects have been charged in Capone’s murder.

Meiko Buchanan, 23, was charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 26 slaying and held in lieu of $1 million bond.

Buchanan confessed to the crime while in custody awaiting trial on unrelated charges of aggravated battery of a peace officer and aggravated use of a weapon, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Michael Mays, 21, and 17-year-old Sakhee Hardy-Johnson were also charged with first-degree murder. Cook County Circuit Judge Laura Sullivan ordered Mays held on $500,000 bail and Hardy-Johnson held on $350,000 bail.

Mays and Hardy-Johnson allegedly confessed to the crime, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Buchanan’s role in the murder was driver of the “trail car,” a vehicle that follows the lead car containing the gunman, Assistant State’s Attorney Alex Molesky told the Tribune.

Buchanan allegedly said he pulled into the alley and watched the gunman sneak up on L’A and shoot him twice.

The alleged rival gang members had an ongoing dispute with Capone, Molesky said in court, according to the Tribune.

Capone was a burgeoning rap artist whose hit songs include, “Play For Keeps,” “Round Here,” “Shooters,” “Murder,” “The Gat” and “So Loud.”

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