Kanye West is doing his part to help the family of Jemel Roberson, the security guard who was fatally shot by a police officer in Chicago earlier this month while he was detaining a suspected gunman.
West donated $150,000 to a GoFundMe page set up by Roberson’s family to raise money for his funeral, with GoFundMe representative Bart Jackson confirming West’s donation to USA TODAY.
As of Monday morning, the GoFundMe had raised over $310,000, more than double the page’s goal of $150,000.
“The money that has been raised has gone far beyond the original goal,” a note on the GoFundMe page reads. “This will greatly support his family’s needs during this tragic time.”
USA TODAY has reached out to GoFundMe for comment.
After pledging in an Oct. 30 tweet to distance himself from politics, West has continued donating money to causes, including a $126,460 contribution to Amara Enyia, a left-leaning candidate running for mayor in West’s hometown of Chicago, per Illinois State Board of Elections records.
West, who famously visited President Trump in the Oval Office in October, announced he was stepping away from politics after Candace Owens, the communications director for the conservative group Turning Point USA, incorrectly suggested that West was involved in designing apparel for the “Blexit” movement, which encourages black voters to stop supporting Democratic candidates.
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West’s most recent donation comes after Robertson’s Nov. 11 death. Roberson, 26, was working at Manny’s Blue Room in Robbins, Illinois, when a dispute involving several men broke out, and one of the men opened fire inside the bar, according to Sam Randall, a Cook County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Roberson apprehended the gunman outside the bar and was waiting for police help when an officer from the neighboring town of Midlothian arrived and opened fire on Roberson, shooting and killing him, according to witnesses and a federal lawsuit filed by Roberson’s mother.
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Aamer Madhani contributed to this report.