Feb 11, 2018 3:44 PM

DJ Khaled’s Fiancee’s Brother Killed In Weed Deal Gone Bad

The news of DJ Khaled’s fiancee’s brother killed in weed deal gone bad reminds us of a pressing reason for cannabis legalization. Creating a safer way to obtain and consume weed. In the absence of a legal market, people are forced to turn to the black market, where there is a greater likelihood of something going wrong. It appears that’s exactly what happened in the Bronx this weekend when DJ Khaled’s fiancee’s brother killed in weed deal gone bad.

A Tragic Weekend

According to New York Daily News, the incident occurred around 9:15 p.m. Sunday night. Reports indicate that 25-year-old Jonathan Tuck—the younger brother of DJ Khaled’s fiancee Nicole Tuck—was at an apartment in the Bronx.

He was allegedly there to purchase some weed. At some point during the interaction, things went terribly wrong and someone shot Tuck in the face.

Tuck was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he passed away.

So far, it’s unclear exactly what went wrong. Authorities think there was an argument immediately leading up to the shooting. But they are not sure if the argument was directly related to the weed deal or not.

“He’s a good guy,” Tuck’s friend Brandon Davis told New York Daily News. “He was in the wrong place at the wrong time. There was no reason for him to be there.”

He added: “I just want to know what this was about. His mother deserves that. His father, his sister, his daughter deserves that. I hope they find the answer.”

Late Sunday night, NYPD took a 34-year-old man into custody and questioned him. But so far, no charges have been filed against him or anyone else.

Tuck’s Connection to DJ Khaled

Sources said that Tuck was close to his sister, Nicole, who is engaged to DJ Khaled. At the time of the shooting, DJ Khaled was in Minneapolis for the Super Bowl.

But Nicole was still in the New York City area. She, along with her mother, rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital after learning about the shooting.

On Monday, the day after Tuck’s death, friends and family gathered at his Bronx apartment to mourn his death.

Final Hit: DJ Khaled’s Fiancee’s Brother Killed In Weed Deal Gone Bad

This tragic loss is one of many examples of what can go wrong within the prohibition paradigm. People must turn to the black market when there is no legal, safe, or regulated cannabis market.

Cannabis legalization continues to be an increasingly hot topic. Last month, Vermont legalized recreational weed. It’s now legal in nine states plus Washington, D.C.

Additionally, medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and Washington D.C.

Despite the growing number of weed-legal states, it remains illegal at the federal level. But pressure for federal legalization could be growing.

Last fall, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker introduced a radical new bill to the Senate called the Marijuana Justice Act. A House version of the bill was introduced last month.

On top of that, popular support for legal weed is higher than ever. A Gallup poll last fall found that 64 percent of American adults support legalization.

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