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Scuffle Erupts During Teen Rapper's Funeral



    Scuffle Erupts During Teen Rapper's Funeral

    Chicago police on Friday cleared out a funeral home during services for a slain teen rapper after hundreds of mourners rushed toward the casket and nearly knocked it to the floor.

    The mother and sister of Lil Jojo -- whose real name is Joseph Coleman -- were led out of the viewing area hysterical, as other family members took to the microphone, yelling at other mourners to "Get the [expletive] out!"

    Chicago police swarmed the area, with about a dozen unmarked police cars circling the Jones Funeral Home, at West 79th Street and South Kedzie Avenue, and a police helicopter buzzing above.

    Gang presence appeared to be heavy at the funeral home, with many mourners exchanging gang handshakes. The Chicago Sun-Times has video from the funeral home.

    JoJo was gunned down earlier this month after feuding with rival rappers as well as with the Black Disciple street gang for months. He was fatally shot near 69th and Princeton in the Englewood neighborhood.

    Witnesses said Coleman, was riding double on a bike -- standing on the back -- when a car pulled up and someone fired six or seven shots, killing him.