Tavache “Trife” Kizer becomes the latest rapper to be killed in Chicago. The 38-year-old father and husband was murdered in South Dorchester on Monday afternoon. Kizer was shot in the head while getting his car repaired by an alley mechanic.
Police suspect that Kizer was not the intended target of the shooting. His killing comes just weeks after teenage rapper Leonard “L’A Capone” Anderson was killed near a recording studio in the city.
Trife had recently shot a video for the song “Respect The Youth”. He had been working on the final edits to the visuals with his brother Larry “Shaciaren” Kizer before he was killed.
“He wanted to show the true pain of the violence. He wanted it to be a tribute to Hadiya Pendleton, Trayvon Martin and the kids at Sandy Hook,” said Shaciaren about his brother’s vision for the video. “It was ironic that the last thing he wanted in that video were scenes of emptiness — empty playgrounds, basketball courts, swings and school hallways. Now, he has become a victim of the violence.”
No arrests have been made in the case.