Rumors are that +YMCMB YOLO member +Lil Tunechi also known as +Lil Wayne friend has been killed by police. Keith “Magik” Atkinson, close friend of YMCMB bosses Lil Wayne and Mack Maine, was killed last week by New Orleans police, and his family and friends say the circumstances surrounding his death are questionable.
Atkinson, 31, happened to be at a convenience store when police came to respond to a shoplifting incident. The description given said the suspect was wearing a blue shirt. Atkinson also was wearing a blue shirt, but witnesses present have gone on record and stated that Atkinson was not the shoplifter. Nonetheless, he ended up being shot four times by officer Jonathan Hirdes. Apparently, when told to put his hands up, Atkinson had a drink in his hand that Officer Hirdes supposedly mistook for a gun.
Atkinson had his fair amount of run-ins with the law as he was on probation for a cocaine possession charge at the time of his death. Despite his trouble, his father, Keith Joseph, says he didn’t deserve to die like this.