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3 Arrested During Vigil for Dead Rapper ‘Kiing Shooter’ in LIC Tuesday


May 6, 2020, By Michael Dorgan

Three people were arrested at a crowded vigil for a dead rapper in Queensbridge yesterday after violating social distancing rules, police said.

Police said that they tried to break up a crowd of about 75 people just before 2 p.m. in the vicinity of 40th Avenue and 10th Street.

The attendees had come to pay homage to William Daniels, better known as Kiing Shooter, who had passed away earlier in the day from complications relating to COVID-19. Williams was a resident of Queensbridge Houses.

Police instructed the crowd to disperse and the mourners then made their way to the nearby Queensbridge Park, where they attempted to continue the vigil, according to police.

Police asked the group to disperse again and say they were met with resistance by several individuals.

A 33-year old woman, a 24-year-old woman, and a 34-year-old man were arrested for offenses including resisting arrest, according to a police spokesperson.

Daniels, a 24-year-old up-and-coming rapper, was hospitalized with liver problems last week and subsequently contracted COVID-19. He died from complications with the virus on May 5, according to his obituary on

Daniels had recently signed to Street Dreams Records, a record label belonging to world renowned rapper Nas, according to HipHopDX.

He recently posted a picture to social media showing him laid up in the hospital.

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Covid hates rappers...

Thank God we paid for this fellows housing, health care, sustenance and education so he could be a productive citizen and contribute to society…or not.


24 is too young to come down with liver problems due to alcohol. This guy needed addiction treatment.


The state needs to sell off Queensbridge PJs make money and lower crime .


Never heard of this dude and now I’m checking out his music and its actually dope. I’m sending it to my grandkids.


Yes Makayla content of character applies to black people too… and that includes functional illiteracy and behavior…

Excessive drinking IV drugs, reading at an 8th grade level, all contribute to the disparity….and you can change it with guts.

realist supreme

his unfortunate passing has absolutely nothing to do with him being black.

What is he doing with his hand?

The only thing I can think of is pretending to smoke weed. I still wouldn’t post that picture either way.

Boulevard of Death

Queensbridge should be completely walled in and nobody allowed to leave. Then they can congregate as closely as they like.

It’s for the greater good.


Google: “NYC Nurse Tears Up Over Hospital Treatment Of Patients” to find out what is happening in hospitals and to people of color in particular. The truth will come out eventually. There is something new posted daily coming from healthcare workers that main stream media refuse to follow up on (for now). RIP William.


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