Master P to cover funeral costs for 13-year-old boy killed in crash
by Derêka K. Bennett
Master P announced today (Jan. 2) that he will pay for the funeral of a 13-year-old boy who was killed in a car crash during a police chase in Kentucky.
As reported by the news outlets, Ki’Anthony Tyus was a passenger in a car that was reported stolen. The car crashed into a utility pole on Dec. 22, after a Louisville Metro police pursuit. Ki’Anthony’s family says they don’t know why he was in the car.
Spokesman Dwight Mitchell says police are probing whether the chase violated the department’s strict pursuit policy, according to Billboard.
As also reported through Billboard, Ki’Anthony was an anti-violence activist, and was becoming the face of Louisville’s “Hood 2 Hood” movement after being hit by a stray bullet while playing basketball in 2015. Master P met Ki’Anthony after that shooting and decided to step in to cover the costs of Thursday’s funeral for him.