Last week (October 26), tragedy struck in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia when a 52-year-old man was shot “execution style.” According to 6ABC:
The incident happened around 1 a.m. Thursday on the 6500 block of North 17th Street.
Police say the victim was shot in front of his house after returning from the Sixers game.
He suffered several gunshot wounds to the chest.
It has come to our attention that the victim has been identified as Derrick “Lil’ D” Williams, one of the original members of Philly’s infamous Junior Black Mafia. Williams was one of the 26 JBM associates who was indicted in 1991. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer
, the JBM was accused of “conspiring to distribute $100 million” in cocaine and heroin and “murdering three rivals.” The report from 1991 reads
U.S. Attorney Michael Baylson, noting that JBM sold cocaine and heroin to more than 45 street gangs, said preventing another organization from filling the void was vital.
Williams had only been home for three weeks from a parole violation before being gunned down. His janazah (Islamic funeral ritual) was held on October 29.