Wiz Khalifa's uncle, identified as 20-year-old Imani Porter, was reportedly shot and killed in his car while at the Waterfront shopping center in Pittsburgh Wednesday (January 8), according to WTAE, an ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Porter was reportedly shot in the head and died after being taken to UPMC Mercy.
Authorities released a statement regarding the murder.
"Through the course of the investigation we determined that the victim was seated in the front seat of a Chevrolet Impala when he was shot," police said in a statement to WTAE. "Two black males were seen fleeing the Impala and leaving the area in what was described as a white Pontiac, possibly a Bonneville. Suspected narcotics were found in and around the Impala possibly indicting that robbery was the motive for the shooting."
Wiz Khalifa mourned his uncle's murder with the following Twitter post.
My uncle was younger and more level headed than all of us. I would have never seen this happening in a million years— Cameron (@wizkhalifa) January 9, 2014
HipHopDX would like to extend condolences to Porter's friends and family.
(January 9, 2014)
UPDATE: Two men pleaded guilty in the death of Imani Porter earlier this month, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Porter is Wiz Khalifa’s uncle.
Michael Wolford, 21, will serve 30 to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty June 12 to third-degree murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and a firearms violation.
Jaron Young, 19, was sentenced to 12-and-a-half to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to third-degree murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and two firearms violations.
Young was 17 when Porter was murdered, but was tried as an adult.
Paul Sanders, 21, had homicide and robbery charges against him withdrawn.
He pleaded guilty Tuesday (June 16) to felony drug and drug-related conspiracy charges.
Sanders was not reportedly in the vehicle during the time in which the murder took place.