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Kanye West donates $150,000 to family of Chicago security guard shot dead by cop

Kanye West. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 20, 2018, 01.58 PM (IST)

Rapper Kanye West donated $150,000 to a memorial fundraising site for a security guard who was shot dead by a police officer. 

The security guard named Jemel Roberson was killed close to Kanye's hometown of Chicago. He was shot by a police officer while he was detaining a gunman outside of Manny's Blue Room Lounge, where he worked. 

The donation was made through GoFundMe page for Jemel Roberson. 

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According to multiple witnesses, the alleged gunman had returned to the bar after security asked him to leave. A statement filed by Illinois State Police said that Jemel was fatally shot after giving him ''multiple verbal commands to drop the gun and get on the ground''.

Several celebs spoke on the incident with actress Gabrielle Union tweeting: ''HE'S ONE OF US!'' How is it that WE dont count as ''us''? That man in the WH & the NRA are silent when ''good guys with guns'' was the answer they said This is in the town that raised @DwyaneWade & #JemelRoberson is all of us. He was loved. He was brave & his life was snatched (sic)'.” Gabrielle is married to basketball star Dwyane Wade

The 41-year-old rapper has been in news several times before for making pro-Trump statements and on several occasions, also sporting the famous red cap that Trump is fond of, reading ‘Make America Great Again’. Read when Kanye called Donald Trump his 'brother'.