Bandman Kevo Reacts To 15-Year-Old Son’s Untimely Death

Bandman Kevo has confirmed that his teenage son has been killed.

On Sunday (Mar. 31), the Chicago rapper shared the news in an X/Twitter post. “RIP Kevian,” the post read. Over on Instagram, the father then asked his 3.3 million followers to send him information regarding his son’s death. Bandman Kevo uploaded pictures and messages to his IG Story, searching for answers.

He also reposted an article detailing that his teenage son had been “gunned down.” Kevo also claimed that he was having difficulties getting in contact with his son’s mother. “Anybody in Kalamazoo know anything about my son death dm me now,” he typed with a money bag emoji. “Anyone know anything about what happen to my boy, DM me details.” The Shade Room reports that the rapper expressed to them that he “has heard mixed reports about the passing of his young son and is unsure of exactly what happened.”

“He says the relationship with his son was a bit rocky as Kevian’s mother did not want Kevo part of his life. Kevo says he paid child support but believes the mom did not give the son the money he would need to live a stable life,” the report alleges regarding Kevo and his son, Kevian.

Kalamazoo News Channel 3 shared more information about the deadly shooting. On Monday (Apr. 1), the outlet stated that Kevian Rice, listed as 16 years old, died on Easter Sunday. The deadly shooting was allegedly connected to a Facebook Marketplace transaction that went sour. Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety stated that Rice was shot and killed around 2:00 PM. Rice was quickly transported to a hospital to treat his gunshot wound, but succumbed to his injury.

After shots rang out near the Reed and Rice Streets, a vehicle was seen leaving the scene. Eyewitnesses recall seeing the car exiting the scene at “a high rate of speed.” The vehicle was later found at a nearby hospital, where two other unnamed individuals were treated for gunshot wounds. News Channel 3 states that they are expected to recover fully.

“We are asking anyone with information about this incident involving gun violence or any other criminal activity to call the Criminal Investigation Division at 269-337-8139 to speak with a Detective,” the outlet said in a statement. “Information can also be provided anonymously through the Kalamazoo Silent Observer tip line at 269-343-2100, the ‘P3Tips’ app, or online at”

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