Chief Keef to hold benefit concert after South Side deaths of rapper, 13-month-old

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Rapper Chief Keef will appear via hologram in Chicago on Friday to perform a free concert after hearing about a Saturday shooting and car chase that led to the deaths of his friend and a 13-month-old boy in South Side.

A time and location for the concert are still not set, but Keef’s hologram will appear in a Chicago location as he performs on a Beverly Hills stage owned by Hologram USA, according to a statement from Owen Phillips, spokesman for FilmOn Networks. The rapper recently signed a two-album deal with FilmOn, an online television streaming company.

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“He loves his hometown Chicago but cannot attend due to outstanding warrants his legal team is addressing,” according to the statement.

The statement said Keef was “moved by the news” of the shooting death of his friend Marvin Carr, known as rapper Capo, and 13-month-old Dillan Harris, who was fatally struck by a car being chased by police after the incident.

About 1:45 p.m. Saturday, police say a car sped away from the scene of a shooting in the 7700 block of South Kingston that left 22-year-old Carr, a member of Chief Keef’s “Glo Gang,” dead.

Dillan was struck and killed minutes later by a car that had fled the scene, authorities and family members said.

“I tried to save my baby,” the boy’s mother told the Sun-Times, who said the family was heading to 63rd Street Beach. She was at a bus stop at 63rd and Ellis shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday with her three kids.

“All of a sudden, they swerved and hit a pole and hit my baby,” said the mother, who didn’t want to be identified.

The boy died at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.

Carr had recently returned from a recording session in Los Angeles, according to a family friend, Renaldo Hess.

“He was a good kid. The streets of Chicago is something else,” Hess said. “He was murdered. I don’t understand what is going on with all these kids.”

Chicago Police announced charges early Monday against 21-year-old Antoine Watkins in connection to Dillan’s death.Watkinsis facing one count of murder with a strong probability of death or injury, a felony, and a misdemeanor count of fleeing or attempting to elude police. He was also cited for failure to carry or display a driver’s license and operating a motor vehicle without insurance, police said.

Watkins, of the 8100 block of South Bennett, was arrested after police saw him driving in a car matching the description of the vehicle that struck the boy, authoritiessaid. Hewasscheduled to appear in bond court Monday.

Funds collected at the concert will be donated to Chicago charities and the victims’ families, the statement said. Keef and FilmOn’s owner, Alki David, who also owns Hologram USA, will match the money that’s raised.

The statement also announced Keef’s new anti-violence foundation, Stop The Violence Now. Owens did not have additional information about the charity.

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