A third suspect has been charged in the fatal shooting of aspiring rapper L’A Capone. Meiko Buchanan, 23, has been 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.
Two other suspects have also subsequently been charged in Capone’s death.
Michael Mays, 21, and 17-year-old Sakhee Hardy-Johnson were 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.
Capone, born Leonard Anderson, was shot in the right thigh and lower back following a recording session at a South Shore studio. He was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He was 17.
The alleged rival gang members had an ongoing dispute with Capone, Molesky said in court, according to the Tribune.
Anderson was a burgeoning rap artist whose viral hit songs include, “Play For Keeps,” “Round Here,” “Shooters,” “Murder,” “The Gat” and “So Loud.”
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