In my previous blog post, I went to the Facebook profile of accused child murderer Donquarius Copeland, known on facebook as BD DQ YnT.
Now I am systematically trying to find images and info about Donquarius Copeland by scrutinizing the profiles of his friends. Keep in mind Copeland allegedly murdered Rayjon Gomez on the same day Copeland started his Facebook profile.
One of Copeland's first Facebook friends was "Slipknot YnT." Currently, there is very little info on Slipknot's profile, but the profile picture shows Copeland's mugshot. Looking through Slipknot's photos...
I found the image above, which appears to have been taken at the same gathering as some images appearing on Donquarius Copeland's profile. Copeland is in the back, middle.
Rahmi Fck'n Lord is another profile that seems to figure prominently in Copeland's social circle. Rahmi does not make his photo albums public, however, he helpfully lists his interests as ALL I KNO IS SMOKE WEED ROB STEAL N SELL DOPE ROLL DICE GET MONEY N GANG BANG WIT MY FOLKS.
On the profile of Jazzy Bad Mcraven, I found this image, below, of Donquarius Copeland.
Copeland is on the far left. I can be very sure this image is Copeland, because it has been helpfully tagged with "BD DQ YnT." Same story with the photo below.
Another Facebook friend of Donquarius Copeland is one Mashawn Moore. And here's where things get tricky. One of Moore's albums contains a photo of Rayjon Gomez, the (alleged) victim of Donquarius Copeland. It's a photo I've published before here on Johnny Northside Dot Com, but here it is, again, below.
Several people commented on the photo in Moore's album. One commenter was Chief Chuck Got-Hoess Smith, who wrote, "Look at my nigga rayjon rip n look even got on the express cardigan I gave you shit fukked up these days rip see you when ah get there."
So it seems likely Donquarius Copeland and Rayjon Gomez shared some kind of social connection...knew people in common. But what is the connection?
One helpful thing about Facebook is that you can designate other profiles as members of your family. Donquarius Copeland says his brother is a guy whose Facebook name is KB Stayblowin Loud. Right after his own name, KB notes "RIP Quantell Braxton," and provides a link to a page for Quantell under his "Likes."
Braxton was a 14-year-old gunned down in North Minneapolis, click here for details.
So suddenly the senseless killing of 13-year-old Rayjon Gomez, while still senseless, starts to make sense. Was Rayjon killed as some kind of retaliation for the death of Braxton? Because here we have the brother of Donquarius Copeland prominently displaying the RIP page for Braxton, and then Copeland (allegedly) shoots Gomez, who is very nearly the same age.
By the way, check out the cover photo for KB Stayblowin Loud:
This is why decent people want North Minneapolis "inconvenience stores" to stop selling Swisher Sweet brand blunts.
Here's one of the cover photos from Savage Alwaysthuggin Taylor, listed by Donquarius as his cousin.
I believe Taylor is the individual on the far left smoking a blunt.
Donquarius Copeland, who was known on Facebook (k/o/f) as BD DQ YnT, wasn't extremely active in the world of social networking.
Yes, he made and accepted a number of friend requests, but he had few conversations on Facebook, and posted only a handful of photos there. A handful of people posted photos featuring him. I've found a few photos that MIGHT be Donquarius Copeland, but was unable to make positive identification. If there's a treasure trove of Copeland photos and FB conversations out there...I haven't found it, yet.
But as thin as the documentation is, it raises new and interesting questions:
What's up with all the University of Minnesota gopher apparel? Who are these OTHER folks and do any of them know anything about the Gomez killing? What is the actual connection between Copeland and Gomez? Why does somebody create a Facebook profile the day he (allegedly) commits a murder?
And what of this interesting connection to 14-year-old murder victim Quantell Braxton?
All I can do is keep digging.