Lil Wayne's Friend Keith 'Magic' Atkinson Killed By Police In New Orleans

Lil Wayne’s return home to New Orleans for NBA All-Star weekend turned tragic after a close friend was fatally shot by police on Sunday morning. New Orleans Police said that 31-year old Keith “Magic” Atkinson was shot four times after police officer Jonathan Hirdes responded to a shoplifting call from a store at 9:18 a.m. in the Hollygrove section of the city where Wayne grew up. The whole incident reportedly stemmed over a stolen bottle of juice. Police are saying that a .45-caliber gun was found lying next to Atkinson’s body, but detectives are investigating the circumstances which led to the fatal shooting.

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