Joyner Lucas Offers To Pay Funeral Costs For Local Hip Hop Artist Killed

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By Tiffany Williams –

Worcester Police are still investigating a Tuesday night homicide of an 18-year-old at 59 Gage St.

While Police have not yet released the identity of the victim, family and friends have identified the victim as Tafar Lewis who just turned 18 and was just out, hanging out for the cities annual fourth of July celebration.

Lewis was a local hip hop artist who went by the name June Valentino and his homicide has gotten the attention Grammy nominated rapper Joyner Lucas.

Lucas called the killing of Lewis “Senseless” and has even offered to pay for Lewis’ funeral.

Lucas is a Worcester native who went to South High Community School and also knows the true struggles of growing up in Wcester.

Police say that the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident, scan send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.

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