One nephew of R&B star R. Kelly is in intensive care and another is in custody after both were arrested as suspects in an armed-robbery attempt at a Chicago-area barber shop, reports MTV News.
Calumet City police told the Web site that either Brayel Kelly, 15, or his older brother Brandon Kelly went into a barbershop and requested a haircut. After receiving his haircut, he allegedly tried to rob the shop owner by flashing a weapon and demanding that the owner place his money and jewelry in a plastic bag.
The man complied but also drew his own weapon. Police say the suspect fired, and the victim returned fire. The owner later told police that he believed he hit the robber.
Brayel Kelly, one of six children (along with Brandon) belonging to R’s estranged brother Carey Kelley, was shot in the abdomen/chest area and is hospitalized at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Carey told a local Fox reporter outside the hospital that his son was shot twice and that one bullet collapsed his lung on the right side, while the other pierced his liver.
Before addressing to the armed-robbery call, police responded to a call two blocks away, where they found a juvenile who had been shot in the back. Brayel’s older brother, Brandon, was arrested and police are investigating whether he acted as a lookout.
The Cook County state’s attorney’s office, which had previously tried R. Kelly on charges of child pornography earlier this year, would be the prosecutor in the case if the brothers are charged with attempted robbery. The office told MTV News that they are currently looking at “all the facts being compiled by the police.”