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Cops: R. Kelly Nephew Shot During Robbery

11/7/2008 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

R. Kelly's 15-year-old nephew was shot yesterday -- and cops say he may have been trying to rob a barbershop.

The nephew might've been shot twice by the store owner, according to police -- but the victim's father Carey Kelly (R.'s brother) says the kid may have just been an innocent victim of someone else who was robbing the store.

The nephew currently is being treated at a Chicago area hospital for a chest wound.

UPDATE:
According to FOX 32, cops have the injured nephew's brother -- Brandon -- in custody for the alleged robbery.
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31.

LoveLife    

Some of comments on here are just soooo mean and horrible.


"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
~~~~Martin Luther King Jr~~~

2175 days ago
32.

missiecrissie    

Shocking, just shocking! not

2175 days ago
33.

budman    

it's in his nature to rob

2175 days ago
34.

Sophie    

Wow... I didn’t know racism was still so prevalent in America till I read these posts. It’s amazing what people will write when it’s anonymous. Let's blame an entire ethnicity for the “possible” wrong doings of a portion of that population. Way to be. No ethnicity is free of crime. Every color commits it. You people make me sick. I am truly disgusted by a PORTION of our countries ignorant and backwards people. I can only hope the youth of America have better values than some of their parents, friends and siblings. I am taking no sides in this matter. Did he or didn’t he has yet to be decided. Write about that. Write that he will probably get preferential treatment. Make jokes about R. Kelly! One good point made here, what was a 15 year old doing out on a school night!?!
If he did rob the shop he was obviously wrong and should face punishment. However, some of the assumptions as to why are just disgusting and backwards. We don’t know what happened, and I thought in America, regardless of color, sex, orientation or creed you were innocent until proven guilty. If he did rob that store, and I am not saying the current evidence points otherwise, then he will be judged in court and will hopefully serve time behind bars. Good. I would have said the same thing no matter the color of his skin. Being the nephew of any "celebrity" regardless of color would have probably still garnered him preferential treatment, which is unfortunate. Hopefully he will learn a lesson. However I doubt most of you will.

2175 days ago
35.

Rhonda    

President-elect Obama's first press conference: news media wants to know what kind of dog he's gonna get the kids and when guestions get tough he just says "skip, that one" Oh my God, being black must be such a blessing. They would slaughter Bush with an answer like that. He black, you can't ask hard questions. This four years is gonna be more fun than I thought.

2175 days ago
36.

Appalled    

I’m completely shocked by the racist and bigoted comments. People are saying that racism is dead and its “all squared now;” however in the same sentence reference plantations and call the white house the “hoe house” because “your dog” was elected. If racism is dead why treat such a highly educated man as though he is some hoodlum? The President Elect was top of his class at Harvard Law and to act as though he is uneducated presumably because of his race is RACIST! Open your eyes and ears people this is the 21st century not the 18th.

2175 days ago
37.

Joe Willie    

The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree ,does it ?

2175 days ago
38.

WINKEY    

all in the family

2175 days ago
39.

notherROUND    

The process works, but its working too slow. Need to make it more expedient so the Gene Pool can be cleaned up faster.

2175 days ago
40.

The Rose    

How sad and pathetic that this story has brought out the crazy pathetic racists. Would it be so funny if it were one of your friends or family member that was killed? It is easy to laugh at someone else's misfortune and pretend to be an illiterate fool to please some of the other fools out there. Grow up and let your better nature out. Also, before you call someone a "ho," check yourself.

2175 days ago
41.

warren    

lot of unnecessary comments on here. The problem that whites and blacks alike should be looking at is that cities are fighting like crazy to cut down on the gangs and violence, but the fools (The System that is) don't have the mind set to realize what the music what encourages these young people to KEEP IT GANGSTA is going. The system, the government, people in charge want to spend all kinds of money to purify the water down stream, hey dumb ass, stop it from becoming polluted up stream how about it!!!!! or is that too much for you to comprehend?

2175 days ago
42.

warren    

3. In the Black community the barbershop is often use to sell drugs that's why they can have LOTS of CASH around
Posted at 9:34AM on Nov 7th 2008 by the truth

WELL IN TUCSON THAT'S THE CASE IN MANY OF THE MEXICAN BARBER SHOPS AND THE COPS JUST LOOK THE OTHER WAY.

2175 days ago
43.

warren    

First man appointed by the Chicago hood prez Rahm Emanuel, sat on the board of Freddie Mac during the time they were cooking the books and Rahm and his wife Amy Ruhl pay NO property tax in Chicago on their mansion. Its a foundation. This is Chicago, Thug City. Obama is gonna pay for the gas in their car and their house payments and holy hell is gonna break out if they don't get! so the ONE, We've been Waiting For is gonna have to collect those evil guns. It's just not FAIR that all America doesn't look like Chicago, but it will. This is not gonna be good for the "first ho's" children

NOW DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING TO CONFUSE THESE PEOPLE WITH ANY FACTS AND FIGURES? YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER THAN THAT. ONCE THEY GET THEIR KIND ON THE THRONE, NOTHING HE CAN SAY OR DO, GOOD OR EVIL IS GOING TO SWAY THEIR DEVOTION AND ALLEGIANCE TO HIM, JUST LIKE THOSE THAT FOLLOWED JIM JONES TO GYANA.

2175 days ago
44.

Rhonda    

#39 GWB graduated from Yale and MBA from Harvard and he is STUPID, remember. The respect you give is the respect you get. Don't play the school card and the race card is so yesterday, people need to move on. We all heard Rev Wright so the black card won't work anymore. Besides the more you yell RACE the more deluted it gets and well, frankly it not worth much any more.

2175 days ago
45.

66Jewels66    

Oh, the SHEER joy - - election time 2008. I felt like someone stuck a big bowl of pig crap and horse crap in front of me and I was going to have choose which one I was going to have to eat for the next 4 years (SIGH..) 94% of the people who voted for Obama were minorities. It just goes to show you how many people from other nationalities that we have in this country. SERIOUSLY, were were THAT desperate for an African-American president though? What the hell's next O.J. for President. After all, we KNOW he was totally innocent (POL - puke out loud.)

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