Man Shot Over Facebook Comments About Rapper Still Hospitalized: Reports

A man who was shot by a teen over disparaging Facebook comments about the recently slain rapper Young Pappy has not died, despite earlier reports by the Cook County medical examiner’s office declaring him dead, according to multiple reports.

Four days after Young Pappy, whose real name is Shaquon Thomas, was shot on May 29 in Uptown, prosecutors say 17-year-old Germel Dossie allegedly shot Clifton Frye over the remarks Frye made about the rapper on Facebook.

The medical examiner's office reportedly said Frye died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, but the office then said Monday that they could not confirm that Frye had died.

The medical examiner's office reportedly told the Chicago Tribune Sunday that Frye was at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and they were incorrectly notified by the hospital that he had died. The Chicago Sun-Times reported the office said Sunday night that Frye is brain dead. 

The hospital on Monday could not confirm that they had any patient by Frye's name in their directory, but federal and state privacy laws allow for someone to be hospitalized in Illinois without their presence or condition being made public. 

Assistant State’s Attorney Akash Vyas didn’t say when or what 22-year-old Frye had written on Facebook.

Dossie had asked his friend to drive to the Rogers Park neighborhood as an apparent getaway driver on the afternoon of June 1. Dossie accosted Frye while he was walking in the 7600 block on North Ashland Avenue, authorities said.

Dossie’s friend, who had parked near an alley, heard three to four shots and then saw Dossie jump back into the car with a gun following the shooting, Vyas said.

Dossie demanded that his friend drive away and asked to be dropped off near Glenwood and Pratt, Vyas said.

Surveillance video captured an armed Dossie running from an alley towards Frye and shooting, Vyas said.

The footage also caught the license plate of the car Dossie was in.

Dossie was arrested on Tuesday after police officers saw him get out of an Albany Park apartment and into a car. They followed and arrested him in the 3900 block of West Montrose Avenue.

Dossie is a sophomore at Truman High School, Assistant Public Defender Sandra Bennewitz said in court.

He is also a member of the Insane Cutthroat Gangsters, a faction of the Gangster Disciples, according to his arrest report.

Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered Dossie held in lieu of $1 million bail Thursday for attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm.

Young Pappy was not signed to a record label, but his song “Killa” and “Fanteo Freestyle,” has thousands of views on YouTube.

The 19-year-old had previously been the intended target in at least two shootings that left bystanders dead before he was killed on May 29th.

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