Chief Keef’s Stepbrother Gunned Down In Chicago

By BallerStatus Staff   /   Published 01/07/13

Chief Keef (left) and step brother YPN Boomtown (right)

The 19-year-old stepbrother of rising Chicago rapper Chief Keef was gunned down recently, becoming yet another victim of the violent crime epidemic in the Windy City.

According to Chicago's DNAinfo.com, Ulysses "Chris" Gissendanner III was shot in the back of the head on the Far South Side on January 2nd. The aspiring rapper was killed in a car near 124th Street and South Ave. while visiting his uncle in West Pullman.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later passed away.

Gissendanner, whose rap moniker was YPN Boomtown, was related to Keef through marriage, sharing the same father Alfonso Cozart.

Cozart said his son had just graduated high school and was a "positive person." He also says the murder makes him worry about Keef's well being, although he no longer speaks to the young rapper.

"As a caring father, who wouldn't worry about that?" he asked. "I do want my son to have success and have a long, positive life, and I hope the best for him."