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Friends, family hold prayer walk after local rapper injured in carjacking dies

Friends, family hold prayer walk after local rapper injured in carjacking dies

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A man who was part of the Omaha rap scene died Monday morning, less than a month after a friend and sometime rap partner was shot and killed.

Markquis Walker, 30, died Monday at Creighton University Medical Center after suffering a head injury during a robbery Friday night near 24th and Pratt Streets, police said.

Police released no other details about the incident. They wouldn’t confirm that Walker’s death was a homicide and said they still are investigating.

Walker’s father, Daryll Woods, said his son was active in the local rap scene, performing raps and also producing and taking photos for other rappers.

Walker worked with rapper LaDontae Daugherty, who was known as Creep Creep Damoney King.

Daugherty, 21, died Aug. 16 near 37th Street and Bedford Avenue after the car he was in was shot at.

Woods said his son was the victim of a carjacking.

Walker bought a 2014 yellow Chevrolet Camaro this year, Woods said. Walker’s Facebook page included several photos of him in front of the car, which was decorated with Husker decals.

“People were jealous,” Woods said. “He didn’t bother anybody.”

Woods said he doesn’t know how many people attacked his son during the robbery. Walker’s skull was fractured in three places, Woods said.

Friends and relatives released about 15 orange balloons — orange was his favorite color — late Monday afternoon as a memorial after a prayer walk in the area where Walker was found Friday.

Contact the writer: 402-444-1068, alia.conley@owh.com

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