Meek Mill Says 'Put the Gunz Down' After Cousin Killed on Philadelphia Streets

Billboard

Meek Mill is mourning the death of his 21-year-old cousin, Angelo Colon, who was fatally shot late Tuesday night in South Philadelphia on a violent night when three other men were also gunned down and six were wounded by gunfire. "Damn Lo! Watching my family die to these philly streets!," Mill wrote in an Instagram tribute to Colon that featured a smiling picture of his cousin. "Probation is the only thing that got me tied to come coming back here so frequent!! My mission is to save my family from these streets and change the mindframe of all my lil cousins growing up in it!!!!" 

 

 

Damn Lo! Watching my family die to these philly streets! Probation is the only thing that got me tied to come coming back here so frequent!! My mission is to save my family from these streets and change the mindframe of all my lil cousins growing up in it!!!! #RIPLO hurt me to see you in this same spot lifeless!

A photo posted by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on Sep 14, 2016 at 12:06am PDT

 

Meek Mill's 'Dreamchasers 4' Could Arrive in September

The death put Mill in a reflective mood, as evidenced by a subsequent Instagram in which he chronicled a conversation from June with his cousin about ending violence in which they agreed on the phrase "put the gunz down." 

 

 

The moment you say "put the gunz down" and try to do the best for yourself is when things never go right! That's why I have a hard time telling these young kids not to protect themselves in a environment surronded by evil! Omelly last text "stay on point out there" #restuplo

A photo posted by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on Sep 14, 2016 at 4:44am PDT

 

Philly.com reported that shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday police responded to a report of shots fired and when they arrived they found Colon shot in the head outside a takeout restaurant; he was pronounced dead at the scene. An unnamed 27-year-old man who was with Colon was also found shot several times in the legs at a local hospital and listed as in critical but stable condition. Capt. James Clark said a burgundy-colored vehicle had drive by Colon and the other man and someone inside had opened fire. "Either or both of them were the target. Probably both," said Homicide Captain Clark. 

Meek Mill Talks Drake Beef, 'Dreamchasers 4' & More

 On Thursday morning (Sept. 15) Mill posted a somber pic of a coffin in a tribute to Colon.

 

 

I'm from a hood of broken dreams.... Shots fire yellow tape on the scene it's spooky as Halloween! #RIP2alltheyoungsoldiers #culture

A photo posted by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on Sep 14, 2016 at 8:37pm PDT