Friday, July 25, 2014

JNS BLOG RED HOT SUPER EXCLUSIVE: Vigil For Homicide Victim Drew Billingsley Turned Into A Mob Action, One Shot Fired, Possible Murder Suspect Fled For His Life From Enraged Group That Was Holding Vigil Candles, AND SO GOES THE LONG HOT SUMMER OF 2014 IN THE NEW "MURDERAPOLIS!"

Facebook photo used under First Amendment Fair Comment
and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff

Last evening, at 6:59 PM according to the Star Tribune, a man was shot after a confrontation on a city bus near the intersection of Penn and 26th Ave. N. The man died in the parking lot of the nearby gas station. A juvenile suspect has been arrested. 

The man is Drew "The Chef" Billingsley, CEO of LOL Entertainment, as reported this morning by JNS blog, based on widespread Facebook reports. 

Why is the mass media waiting so long to report the victim's name? Don't they have Facebook accounts like almost every teenager in America to know what is happening? 

Now here is information developed by JNS blog about dramatic events that happened at the hastily-arranged candle light vigil last night, not witnessed by news vans or police which had already left the scene but certainly witnessed by neighbors.

From 7 PM to about 10 PM the Number 19 metro bus sat by the side of the street, being processed as a crime scene. Yellow police tape blocked off a wide area...

One Northsider who witnessed the scene said the victim was laying with his arms upraised, face turned toward the sky, and remained out in the open like that for hours while bystanders yelled, "Cover him up!" 

By about 9:30 or 10 PM the extensive crime scene tape was being taken down and placed in a boulevard trash can which is actually maintained by a neighbor, not the city, as an act of good citizenship. The crime scene tape filled the can to the very top. 

A metro transit crew had a bit of difficulty getting the bus started, but finally succeeded and drove it off. The female driver, who had long remained at the scene, was not the one to finally drive off the bus. The number of the bus MAY have been "1904." Pictures, not yet available, may confirm the actual bus number. 

The crime scene was empty and dark. In the night, a voice shouted "Help!" six times, and a 911 call was placed. 

With the crime scene empty, except for about half a dozen bystanders lingering, a white cargo van drove up and parked in the gas station driveway with its lights off. It appeared like, possibly, a church van. 

Soon a crowd of people, walking together, came along Penn Ave. N. and began to gather in the parking lot, near the van. There were about 50 in all, and one young man was openly drinking from a whiskey bottle of (it appeared) Grey Goose. Small children, including babes in arms, were present at the murder scene as everybody milled around, angry voices raised, in the dark gas station parking lot. Somebody attached flowers to the white metal fence around the gas station, the beginnings of a memorial to the murder victim. 

A 911 call was placed within minutes of the crowd gathering. These spontaneous murder vigils have a well-documented historical tendency to turn ugly and violent and a police dispatcher agreed. 

"Send everything you've got," was the plea to 911. 

But for about half an hour or 45 minutes, only one "roll by" of a police vehicle was noted and what appeared to be a female police officer walking into the crowd for a moment. There just weren't enough police. They were working other violent crime scenes. 

The crowd lit candles and held them aloft. A loud and tall man who seemed to be taking charge kept reminding people, loudly, to hold up the candles. One had the feeling this event wasn't "really" a vigil, but a kind of mob gathering made to appear like a peaceful vigil. 

"Keep holding up the candles," was the loud order. 

At one point, breaking glass could be heard. 

A vehicle--four door, older, powder gray or light blue, driven by a skinny black male--pulled up. A brief conversation took place, loud, and something could be heard like "He better not be here" or "He better not show up here." The vehicle drove away quickly. There was still no sign of police to watch the mob of people. 

Within 25 to 30 seconds of the vehicle driving away, things developed quickly. A young man, maybe 17 or 18, maybe as old as 20, possibly in a red sleeveless shirt with a white letter or number, ran away from the crowd and, incredibly, almost the whole crowd followed after, some still clutching their candles and whiskey bottles and babies as they ran. 

The same residents who had begged for a police presence shortly before were now going for their phones yet again when a gunshot rang out, in the vacant lot across from the gas station to the west where the mob had ran. 

The residents hit the floor--a lovely wood floor, actually--and at least two calls were placed to 911 while these residents laid on the floor after the gunshot. A dog ran around, trying to lick them, while the 911 calls were made. 

Who fired the shot? Why? Was anybody hit? There was no telling but THAT ENTIRE MOB OF FIFTY PEOPLE WAS CHASING THAT SUSPECT. 

The news vans were gone, the police were gone, but the 911 calls documented what happened. 

And so goes the long hot summer of 2014. 

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kind of a late night. Don't these people have jobs to go to in the morning? Why do we pay for them to be here?

Johnny Northside! said...

I looked but found no criminal or civil record in the state of Minnesota for Drew Billingsley. However, since only this blog has the guy's name, and it's just a name from Facebook, I am waiting to see if the official release of the name brings us any spelling variation or use of another name.

Then again...

It's possible the man has no record at all.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Havent you heard of people gathering to morn the death of a loved one. Amd pay for what?? Majority of the people out there work including myself. So if you gonna give your two cents make it count for something dumbass

Anonymous said...

Jerry.... oop JOHNNY NORTHSIDE why come you can never live with the fact that sometimes people don't have criminal histories and things like that... THE CHEF was a GREAT GUY so mind your own fucking business and let people REST IN PEACE instead of trying to make it seemed like people are just getting killed by guns because they're evil people, NO GUNS ARE EVIL!!!!

Anonymous said...

Full name may be Andrew Billingsley.

www.manta.com/c/mxflfqn/l-o-l-entertainment-llc

www.zabasearch.com/people/andrew+billingsley/minneapolis+mn/2523568581

Johnny Northside! said...

Is his real name ANDREW like the other commenter thinks? Off to check MNCIS, by golly...

Anonymous said...

IS THIS THE ONLY THING YOU HAVE TO DO STUPID ASS JERK!!! GO GET A JOB SO YOU CAN PAY YOUR BILLS (and FINES) CAUSE I KNOW THIS ISN'T DOING IT. Obviously nothing came up on MNCIS cause you would of ran to tell that...

Anonymous said...

Always seems to be one sided with your bloggs. I was one of the many people who know the Drew and was in the so called "mob" of people. Instead of writing about half ass knowledge of the memorial to Drew then maybe you should focused an why a this man who was unarmed while he was helping out his child, and yet Drew lost his life because of a young ass boy with a gun. These young ass boys are killing and should be charged as an adult to the fullest extent of the law.

Beanca Black said...

Mr. Northside, I question your discerment when you write.

Anonymous said...

That wasn't a mob it was a family mourning a family member. Stop speaking on what you don't know.

Anonymous said...

Pay your fucking welfare you third-world piece of shit. It's going to be a glorious day when you people are gone from North because your Section 8 slumlord finally sold out for a higher price than you could ever possibly afford.

Johnny Northside! said...

The comment about welfare, Section 8, etc. is reprehensible but I am publishing it for purposes of vigorous free speech debate.

Johnny Northside! said...

It was an angry, stampeding, and (in a few cases) drunken mob.

What happened there speaks for itself. I'm still not clear on whether the guy they were chasing escaped or if he has mysteriously disappeared off the face of the earth.

Johnny Northside! said...

I am not publishing an anonymous comment in its entirety because it crosses the line. Even if I may not always agree with Mayor Hodges, there are things which cross a line of decorum.

Therefore I am only publishing part of the comment, as follows:

Sound the trumpets and let the walls of Jericho come crumbling down...just kiddin'. Murderapolis front and center and a cousin-suburb of the glorious city of CHICAGO. Let our happy go lucky mayor have her reign and hope that she can keep her XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Johnny Northside! said...

Hawthorne Hawkman wrote a great account of what happened right in front of his house with this shooting involving the Number 19 bus, here is the link.

http://north-by-northside.blogspot.com/2014/07/fatal-shooting-stems-from-out-of.html

Johnny Northside! said...

Hawthorne Hawkman thinks there was more than one shot. Another source present believes it was only one shot.

Anonymous said...

@ Beanca: learn how to spell. Are big words hard for you? I'm assuming you meant "discernment" and not some slang gutter talk of similar meaning.

Anonymous said...

The poor need to go somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

ALL I HAVE TO SAY ISN'T KARMA IS A BITCH AND HE GOT WHAT HIS BITCH ASS DESERVED...WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND .IT'S ONLY BEEN 5 MONTHS SINCE JADA BEEN GONE HE GOT KILLED IN DREW HOUSE AND THEM BITCH ASS NIGGAS THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HIS BOYS DRUG HIM OUTDOORS TO DIE LIKE A DOG THAT'S WHAT HIS FAT ASS GET NOW RUN TELL THAT!!!!

Johnny Northside! said...

The "RUN TELL THAT" comment is reprehensible, but I am publishing it for the sake of vigorous debate and commentary.

Anonymous said...

Johnny u published the shit cause u knew it was gone start some shit yea ur good for that we kno u was out there asking questions to ur not so behind the keyboard after all... Run tell what u bitch ass nigga and or bitch/anonymous mf u.. get your mf story straight because if u knew anything u would know jada body was never touched, drugged or none of that shit so u gotta be the dumbest mf on earth right now jada guys loved him like a brother he was family period.. u must be one of them hating broke bummy ass niggas.. drew was a real nigga that was always there for his guys an u can most definitely choke off every word yo scary bitch made ass wrote cus u a never say that shit in jada or drew guys face FUCK BOI (In My drew Voice)

Anonymous said...

WHOEVER THE FUCK TALKING BOUT FUCK HIM AND KARMA A BITCH Y'ALL WEAK IS HELL… START KNOWIN' FACTS INSTEAD OF ASSUMING IF U KNOWN THE CHEF U KNO DAMN WELL HE HAD LOVE FOR ALL HIS PEOPLE NEVER WAS A KRAFTY DUDE HE WAS A GOOD GUY AND FAR AS BODIES BEING DRAGGED OUT NO SIR NO UR FACTS AN THE MIC DROPS UGGHHH I CAN'T STAND ASSUMIN MFZ IT MAKES U LOOK LIKE AN ASS NOE RUN N TELL DAT

Beanca Black said...

I apologize for incorrectly spelling the word. I possibly was typing to fast. I don't understand all your hostility behind a statement. Some people cant help that their poor, I don't think we should ostracize anyone. Your rant is racially motivated and I would say to you to move away from a particular group of people if thats how you feel. I pray GOD has mercy on your soul. The statement was for Johnny Northside, not you. Please refrain from being negative towards me. I am just as concerned about the crime in our community.

Anonymous said...

Okay whomever that sorry excuse for a HUMAN BEING is that made that Karma is a bitch statement.. Get your fucking facts straight before you get to talking shit you wack ass bitch. What happened to Jada still hurts but you aint about to bad mouth Drew with a story thats not accurate.

Anonymous said...

@Beanca (again):
No, my rant wasn't racially motivated. As for your motivations, We'll never know. I'm a teacher in N. Mpls, and I've seen and heard plenty of people like you who have nothing but pity for people, but expect them to do nothing to help themselves. The INCREDIBLY LOW EXPECTAIONS that you and the social worker "do good" crowd have for this section of the population is RACIST. What would you call it if I gave passing grades to people who write gibberish just because they're poor? I agree with you that some people can't help their financial situation, but requiring that an entire group of people to have ABSOULUTELY no accountability for their actions is racist. Shame on you.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, it's obvious that suburban white people are trying to get a rise by trolling this site by actually typing in ebonic slang. A for effort, F for effect.

Johnny Northside! said...

This blogger is not publishing a comment about Mayor Hodges. Though the comment has a reprehensible quality, it DOES fit the standard of what I would normally publish on this blog under my standard of vigorous free speech and debate. I may chose to go back and publish the comment later.

However, for the moment the comment is too hot and too troublesome for me to publish.

Johnny Northside! said...

Comment rejected again only this time I'm rejecting it because I believe the commenter has his own blog and can comment on Mayor Hodges THERE, not HERE.

Your identity is not that difficult to figure out, anonymous commenter. Who is it who likes to make up twisted rumors, comment anonymously on the internet, and get others to pass along his rumors because he's too afraid, himself?

And why would I "pass along" your scurrilous rumor manufacture to "friends in high places"?

Anonymous said...

Because it is true and for all I care, you can keep the info to yourself and I will be vindicated as our city falls to piece's with this anal retentive blind bitch calling the "SHOTS"as they happen.

I love your brand of personal censorship but you will watch it as it unfolds with on spot accuracy. Do me a favor and don't post this either..keep it to yourself,genius.

Johnny Northside! said...

Sorry, not doing you any favors today.

How is the weather in Columbia Heights? Just asking.

Anonymous said...

I keep a job working 60 hours a week underwriting loans. I Will be out there daily. You aint paying for any one but your own. They are deeper in the system then we could ever be. Look within your own life and figure out why you would not care to do enough for your loved on. Just because you feel the people are black you say why do we pay for them but among our group of educated individuals, masters degrees, PHDs, Hennepin County probation office's, doctors, bank tellers, cashiers all types of walks of life you say them with your racists ways but yet we did the same for our friends of all color.

Anonymous said...

You come up with your unfounded accusations and yet this so called woman who was driving a bus was a man. Everything is talk black this and that you would like to continue to exploit this pain into your extremely unfounded statements and judgments but yet you are that alegit family man lying about being on the floor to give you something to do. You can't possibly have a family or friends or a life because if you did I would hate for them to have to read the things you would come up with about them or hopefully they don't have to end up with someone like you cause no one deserves this. You failed to mention all the people's lives this wonderful man has changed and all the guns he got off the streets. This man loved everyone

Anonymous said...

Know what you speak of before you open your mouth. Jada was my cousin and you have no ideal what happened. Jada was my hero

Anonymous said...

JadaDrewTracyWorld!!! RNS

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you are a teacher. Who is asking for passing grades? You have issues with living or working around poor people but yet why can't you get a job anywhere else? Yeah that's right they won't have you

Johnny Northside! said...

A female bus driver was present at the scene some hours after the murder. This was witnessed by a number of people.

Whether that female bus driver was the same as the "relative" bus driver who attempted CPR and was on the bus at the time of the murder.

That information I do not have. If you have information, including names, feel free to contribute it. Otherwise I give no credibility to anonymous commenters who assert some fact is wrong. I have no proof any facts are wrong.