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Aspiring Rapper [Marine] Fatally Shot in Las Vegas Suite
ABC ^ | May 17, 2014

Posted on 05/17/2014 7:42:01 PM PDT by Gamecock

Police were searching for leads Saturday in the shooting death of an aspiring rapper in a posh suite at a Las Vegas resort.

Police say Evan Plunkett, who performed under the name "Hollywood Will," was shot in the chest after a fight erupted between him and three other men during a party in the Palms Casino Resort's Fantasy Tower.

Others involved in the Thursday night fight fled the suite before police arrived, and no arrests have been made, investigators said. About 40 to 50 people attended the party.

A music video was being filmed in the suite when an argument broke out between Plunkett, 25, and the other men, according to friends.

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TOPICS: Local News; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: aspiringrapper; ballin; darwinaward; gotshot; lasvegas; poshsuite; rapmusic; streetcred
Gee, what are the odds of this happening? </sarc>

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1 posted on 05/17/2014 7:42:01 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

For homicide detectives, the clock starts ticking the moment they are called...


2 posted on 05/17/2014 7:42:43 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Gamecock

Like like a thug, die like one.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 7:46:00 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: chajin

Shouldn’t he have been described as an “Expiring Rapper”?


4 posted on 05/17/2014 7:46:44 PM PDT by healy61
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To: Blood of Tyrants

What happens in Vegas....


5 posted on 05/17/2014 7:47:21 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Gamecock

Suite!


6 posted on 05/17/2014 7:48:01 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Gamecock

50 people in the room and no one knows anything. Sounds like a liberal caucus.


7 posted on 05/17/2014 7:48:15 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: Gamecock

Artistic differences.


8 posted on 05/17/2014 7:48:59 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Gamecock

Now he’s got Street Cred.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 7:49:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gamecock

Saw headline.

Laughed.


10 posted on 05/17/2014 7:54:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m an “aspiring” supermodel, but reality got in the way


11 posted on 05/17/2014 7:56:38 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Gamecock

I’m sure nobody saw that coming.


12 posted on 05/17/2014 7:59:23 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Gamecock

Thanks for posting and all of the links (interesting). Condolences to family and friends of Evan Plunkett.


13 posted on 05/17/2014 8:00:26 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Gamecock

Pardon me whilst I shed a tear......


14 posted on 05/17/2014 8:00:29 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: All

What is wrong with some of you?

He was an aviation mechanic in the Marines. Cut him some slack instead of being heartless aholes.

http://www.mcrc.marines.mil/News/NewsArticleDisplay/tabid/5320/Article/67129/despite-dads-best-friends-deaths-recruit-presses-on-to-become-marine.aspx

Despite dad’s, best friend’s deaths, recruit presses on to become Marine
By Lance Cpl. Robert W. Beaver | | November 02, 2007
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Pvt. Evan Plunkett, Platoon 2146, Company G, cleans his dress shoes Monday for the battalion commander?s inspection.
Pvt. Evan Plunkett, Platoon 2146, Company G, cleans his dress shoes Monday for the battalion commander?s inspection. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Beaver)

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Two days after he arrived at the depot, Pvt. Evan Plunkett, Platoon 2146, Company G, received a phone call from his mother, who told him he had lost his father and his closest friend in separate incidents during the same day. His loss made boot camp more mentally challenging, but he pulled through with the memory and inspiration from his father, who was a Marine.
Two days after he arrived at the depot, Pvt. Evan Plunkett, Platoon 2146, Company G, received a phone call from his mother, who told him he had lost his father and his closest friend in separate incidents during the same day. His loss made boot camp more mentally challenging, but he pulled through with the memory and inspiration from his father, who was a Marine. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Beaver)

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MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO — Pvt. Evan Plunkett’s eyes welled up and tears rolled down his cheeks when he heard the news during the first week of boot camp.
He was called to the company office for a telephone call from his mother, who told him his father and his best friend were both killed in separate incidents on the same day.
On the morning of July 24, Plunkett’s best friend since the sixth grade, James, was at a park with another friend when he was killed in a drive-by shooting.
Later that day, his father, Thomas, a former Marine, was struck and killed by a car while crossing the street during a business trip in Tampa, Fla.
“Oddly enough, it was him who told me that everything was going to be okay,” said Holly Miles Plunkett, his mother.
Emotionally devastated, Plunkett was allowed 10 days of leave to be with his family. Plunkett remembers spending time with his father, whom he looked up to, less than a week before.
“Before I left for boot camp, I asked my father if he would be at my graduation,” said Plunkett, Platoon 2146, Company G. “He hesitated as if he knew he might not be there. The last thing he told me was that he loved me and was proud of my decision to join the Marine Corps.”
Plunkett turned down several college scholarships to follow his father’s Marine Corps legacy.
He said his father rarely spoke about his Marine Corps career but he always tried to instill a military lifestyle and discipline in Plunkett.
“I felt like I wasn’t mentally ready to come back to boot camp,” said Plunkett, a West Lake, Calif. native. “I came back because of my father. He was a Marine. He was a go-getter and he got things done. I wanted to be just like him.”
His parents separated when Plunkett was young, and his father moved out, which created a barrier between them. Several years later, his parents reunited and he began to rebuild the relationship he had lacked with his father.
He learned that his father was loving and hardworking, and Plunkett wanted to be “the best,” just like his father.
“He is a lot like his dad, who has a lot of positive aspects,” said Holly.
Plunkett was active in high school sports, which made the physical part of boot camp easier, but the deaths of his father and friend made the mental aspects more difficult.
Plunkett said climbing the hills at Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, Calif., tired and hungry, took a mental toll on him.
“There were times in training when his mind was somewhere else,” said Sgt. Wade Winfrey, senior drill instructor, Platoon 2146. “But he had a lot of heart and pulled through. He was admirable, and I am glad to say he was in my platoon.”
Plunkett said he was able to pull through boot camp because of his father.
He felt his father was constantly with him, encouraging him to move foward as he struggled through training.
As Plunkett graduates with Company G today, he will continue his Marine Corps career as an aviation mechanic. He believes his father will alwyays be watching over him, guiding him through future struggles.


15 posted on 05/17/2014 8:03:06 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Gamecock

http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2014/5/3/51356/Spanish-police-probe-death-of-Dominican-rapper


16 posted on 05/17/2014 8:03:20 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Gamecock
As Barney Fife said, Nip it in the bud!"
17 posted on 05/17/2014 8:04:23 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Gamecock

That ought to be one hell of a car wash!


18 posted on 05/17/2014 8:09:43 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: doug from upland

Sorry, Doug, but he went down the wrong path after leaving the Marines. Would he have straightened out? Who knows.


19 posted on 05/17/2014 8:11:36 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Gamecock
Monkey Black??? ya gotta be kiddin me... i'd say that's raciss but, well, nevermind
20 posted on 05/17/2014 8:15:18 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: All
Here is the Marine, who left a young daughter behind, that some of you are delighting in mocking. He was not a gang banger criminal thug.


21 posted on 05/17/2014 8:15:32 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: digger48

Show us your goods now.


22 posted on 05/17/2014 8:19:44 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: doug from upland

I have real doubts that any rapper who attends late night parties that break out in violence isn’t at least a wannabe thug gangster


23 posted on 05/17/2014 8:27:27 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Gamecock

But he was JUST TURNING HIS LIFE AROUND and HAD PLANS TO EVENTUALLY MARRY THE MOTHER OF HIS CHILD


24 posted on 05/17/2014 8:40:45 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Gamecock

He’s not “aspiring” anymore, he will soon be on the TOP OF THE CHARTS.

There simply is NOTHING BETTER than being shot if you’re a rapper (other than being shot dead). That gives you the cred to really advance in that world.


25 posted on 05/17/2014 8:51:08 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Gamecock

Aren’t ALL young, unemployed black males who’ve been shot to death described as “aspiring rappers”? Well, not all I guess. There’s the shot-to-death bunch that are always described as “he was good boy, he just ran with the wrong crowd”.

BTW, how many income tax forms are filed with “aspiring rapper” listed as job descriptions? (Hint: This is a trick question. “Aspiring rappers” don’t file income taxes because “aspiring rapper is a euphemism for “unemployed”.)

Being in a goofy mood this evening, I’d have loved to see an Emily Litella bit on “aspiring wrappers”. You know: “WHO THE HELL WANTS TO BE A WRAPPER? Wrappers are something that get thrown away! Why would anyone want to be garbage on purpose? We already have enough garbage. We have so much garbage already that we can’t get rid of it all! It just keeps piling up. Piling and piling and piling. And we have to load it on boats to dump in the ocean. And bury it in ravines. And burn it in incinerators. ...


26 posted on 05/17/2014 9:04:49 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Gamecock
Will his hologram continue to perform without him? What happen when rappers' holograms fight?
27 posted on 05/17/2014 9:05:20 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Gamecock

MONKEY BLACK?! ARE YOU FN KIDDING ME!!!?
I can’t stop laughing! My God that’s a supervillian!


28 posted on 05/17/2014 9:38:47 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Gamecock

I conclude that rap music is hazardous to your health.

I know it’s nerve-racking to anyone who likes music.


29 posted on 05/17/2014 10:02:34 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: doug from upland
He was not a gang banger criminal thug.

Mere coincidence that his best friend was killed in a drive-by, was it? Back in my youth, many an aspiring young thug was given a choice of prison or the Marines. Looks like the Marines weren't able to turn this guy around. Not a surprise, given the changes to training this century.

30 posted on 05/17/2014 10:41:00 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: doug from upland

Thanks - there’s a lot of folks here who have taken to knee-jerk crapola w/o having the benefit of any more information than a few “key” sentences. I read the story and it also says that when the fight broke out, he was trying to stop it.


31 posted on 05/18/2014 4:34:56 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb

You are known by the company you keep.


32 posted on 05/18/2014 4:53:23 AM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Gamecock
You are known by the company you keep.

Then Jesus was scum...

33 posted on 05/18/2014 4:58:23 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb

Pretty sure Jesus wasn’t partying with fellow aspiring rappers in Vegas.

If you want to carry it to that extreme that is between you and God on the judgement day.


34 posted on 05/18/2014 5:29:40 AM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Gamecock; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; GeronL
If this keeps up, getting shot isn't going to help any rapper's street cred.

Even getting killed won't automatically make you an idol.

What next?

The 27 club will become passe for legend status too?

35 posted on 05/18/2014 7:08:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: chajin
About 40 to 50 people attended the party.

Nobody saw nothin'. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

36 posted on 05/18/2014 7:10:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: All

Thanks for your service, Marine. RIP.

He was very foolish to be involved in the worthless culture of rap music and be part of a video shoot. But he was not a thug and did not deserve to die. I will not mock his death.

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Family of shooting victim speaks out

Posted: May 17, 2014 8:55 PM PDT
Updated: May 17, 2014 8:59 PM PDT
Written by Rachel Moore - email

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
The family of a shooting victim said they want justice in the death of Evan Plunkett. Evan Plunkett was shot and killed Thursday at the Palms Casino Resort.

“It’s just dawning on me that I’m never going to see my brother’s face again,” said Mickey Plunkett, the youngest brother of Evan Plunkett. “He was a great person. He was one in a million, and he cannot be replaced.”

Police say up to 50 people were inside a suite formerly named after the Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner. A hip-hop producer named Juss Swoop posted several videos from inside the suite where they were filming a music video. Just after 9 p.m. a fight broke out. Police say Evan Plunkett and three other men were involved. Mickey Plunkett said his other brother, TJ, was there to help defend Evan Plunkett.

“He was just trying to save my brother’s life,” Mickey Plunkett said. “If I could’ve been there, I would’ve done the same.”

Investigators say Evan Plunkett, 25, was shot in the chest. He was rushed to the hospital. Mickey Plunkett said Evan Plunkett’s surgery was unsuccessful, and he succumbed to his injuries.

“We are very close. We’ve always been close. We’ve always lived together. Our family just got a lot smaller,” Mickey Plunkett said.

Seven years ago, the Plunkett family lost their father in a car accident. It happened while Evan Plunkett was serving in the military.

“My father instilled into us a lot of rules, and his no. 1 rule was fight for each other, not against each other,” Mickey Plunkett said. “You know, every man has to have a code, and my and my two brothers’ code is family.”

Evan Plunkett was a father to a young daughter and an aspiring rapper.

Police have not yet made any arrests in the shooting. Police urged anyone with information on the cast to contact Metro’s Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.


37 posted on 05/18/2014 8:26:04 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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