A suspect is in custody for the murder of rapper Wiz Khalifa’s uncle Imani Porter. Jaron Young turned himself into the police on Thursday after his mother ordered the 17-year-old to take responsibility for his suspected involvement with the killing. Young was arrested on homicide, robbery, conspiracy and weapons charges.
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“It was the right thing to do,” said Ronnica Sanders, Young’s mother. “I didn’t raise my kid to be in the street. I didn’t. I raised him to be a respectable young man in the community.”
Police believed Young and another unidentified man were responsible for shooting Porter outside a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant after an alleged drug deal went bad. According to court documents, Porter and two other individuals were attempting to sell heroin to the suspect before Young pulled a gun and demanded that he get the drugs for free.
Porter ended up getting shot in the head, but police suspect that Young was not the shooter. The second suspect is still at large.
“Imani had a forward vision,” said Porter’s father Jibril Abdul-Hafith. “He was just trying to go forward and build a life.” Imani Porter was 20 years old.