Who was Khalil Walker? Rapper Lil Loaded was arrested for friend's murder months before death
In his final Instagram post hours before his death on Monday, May 31, 2021, rapper Lil Loaded declared that he was "ready for my heart and soul to join" God.
The 20-year-old Texas rapper, born Dashawn Robertson, was facing a charge of manslaughter for the shooting death of his pal Khalil Walker, 18, in October 2020. He was slated to appear for a hearing in Dallas on Tuesday, June 1, as per court documents.
The rapper, whose cause of death was unclear at the time of writing, shared an emotional message on Instagram just hours before he died on Monday. "Dear most high," he began, "Please forgive me for my shortcomings and all of the times I've fallen short of making you proud and being appreciative of the blessings that have been put in my life sometimes the lines are blurred between being solid and being heartless."
He added, "I want to thank you for how far I've come and the people you've put in my life to keep me grounded and humble through everything and I love every single one of those people that are genuinely for me I ask for entrance into your kingdom thru all of my mistakes I know you love all of your children and I'm ready for my heart and soul to Join you."
Robertson, best known for his 2019 hit 6locc 6a6y, had originally been charged with the murder of Walker. In March, however, he was indicted on a lesser charge of manslaughter. His lawyer Ashkan Mehriyari said there was "no malice" behind the shooting.
Who was Khalil Walker?
Walker was born on March 20, 2002, according to his obituary tribute page. He was Robertson's "family friend". On October 25, 2020, police responded to Khalil Walker's home in the 7200 block of Lost Canyon Drive, near the Cedar Ridge Preserve in southwestern Dallas’ The Woods neighborhood.
Upon arrival at the residence, officers found that Walker had already been taken to the Methodist Charlton Medical Center after being shot in the torso with a rifle. He succumbed to his wounds at the hospital. Robertson, Walker, and a witness were reportedly outside the home when Walker's sister (who was inside) heard two gunshots.
When she went outside, she reportedly saw Robertson and the witness standing over Walker, who was lying in the street, according to an arrest affidavit. The sister, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, called 911 to report the shooting and then looked at her brother's phone, which reportedly had a video that showed Robertson shooting Walker, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Robertson and the witness, who also cannot be named for legal reasons, put Walker into a car and dropped him off at the hospital. Robertson subsequently drove the witness back to the home before leaving the scene. The affidavit noted how the sister told a detective said Robertson was a family friend.
Robertson appeared to mourn Walker on Instagram the same day as the shooting. “So much love fa u they thought we had the same mama … ima see u soon," he wrote. Fifteen days later, Robertson turned himself in, to the police, and also posted his mugshot on Instagram with the caption, "I appreciate all y'all support. They try to make u look guilty when u innocent regardless...we going to get past this. Rip my brother love u."