Five people have been charged with the murder of Jonathan Tuck.
Earlier this year, details broke out about the gruesome murder of Jonathan Tuck, the brother of Nicole Tuck. Jonathan, DJ Khaled's brother-in-law, was initially reported to be the victim in a drug deal gone wrong but that ended up being incorrect after it was revealed that Tuck was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was shot in the back of the head after visiting an apartment to watch the Super Bowl early this year when an attempted robbery broke out. Tuck struggled before he was shot and now, the men responsible for his killing have been arrested and charged.
According to the United States Department of Justice, five people have been charged with robbery conspiracy, robbery, and murder through the use of a firearm. Tuck was unintentionally shot and killed in the scuffle as the men responsible have been identified as Luis Semiday (AKA PopOff), Richard Jimenez (AKA Showtime), Kevin Cruz (AKA Juice), Ira Lawson (AKA Malachi) and Curtis Hines (AKA Curt.) The names and nicknames were issued in a statement by the department of justice.
NYPD commissioner James P. O'Neill has commented on the charges, saying, "I applaud the tireless work of our NYPD detectives and our partners at the Southern District, whose close collaboration led to today’s charges. We have zero tolerance for crime and violence of any kind in our city, and New Yorkers in every neighborhood deserve to feel safe on our streets. Today, these five men are correctly being held accountable for their actions – which include, tragically, ending another man’s life.”
At least, the Tuck and Khaled families can grieve knowing that the men responsible for taking Jonathan's life have been caught. R.I.P.