Shawty Lo’s passengers took money from his body at crash scene

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Ushers display a prayer shawl before presenting it to Shawty Lo's mother at the Saturday funeral service. Photo: Jennifer Brett

Passengers with Atlanta rapper Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker at the time of the deadly crash that killed him took money from his pockets at the scene, according to a Fulton County Medical Examiner’s report.

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Walker died in a car accident last month after his 2016 Audi crashed through a guardrail on a ramp to Cascade Road off I-285. He died of “blunt force injury to the head,” the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said. He is survived by 11 children.

The ME’s report listed “blunt force injuries of the head” as the cause of Walker’s death. Toxicology results are pending but the Medical Examiner’s report indicated that Walker’s body smelled of alcohol.

It also noted that Walker’s passengers took money from his pockets, with permission:

“It is reported that the Decedent had a large sum of money on him and the police officers on the scene allowed the two females to take the money off the Decedent. Additionally, various small denominations of U. S. Currency such as $5 and $1 bills are spread about the general area. Fulton County Crime Scene technician relates that she will document and collect the remaining money.”

Hundreds turned out to pay their respects during the artist’s Oct. 2 funeral at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church.

“Shawty Lo I knew every season of his life,” said Bishop Dreyfus C. Smith, senior Pastor of Wings of Faith Worldwide Ministries, who delivered a powerful eulogy. “I knew a season I won’t mention because it don’t matter. I knew the season when he started D4L. I knew the season when he tried to rap a little bit.”

He paid tribute to the man behind the music industry success, too.

“The Shawty Lo that I really respect is not a ring tone,” Smith said. “It’s not the rap, it’s not the video, it’s not the dance. Shawty helped more people on the west side than most pastors and churches combined. Shawty Lo paid rent for people that didn’t pay him back, put food on people’s table that would have been hungry, put people on his payroll. Some earned it, some was just hanging on.”

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Referring to the 11 children who survive Walker, Smith said, “I know guys in this city that won’t take care of one child. He took care of y’all and some more.”


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