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Reputed Drug Kingpin Slain

November 18, 1986|From Reuters

CHICAGO — A reputed drug kingpin who buried his son in a Cadillac-shaped coffin with $50 bills stuck between his fingers was shot to death while getting out of his own Cadillac today, along with his chauffeur-bodyguard.

Police said Willie (Flukey) Stokes, 49, and driver Ronald Johnson, 48, died in a hail of shotgun and automatic weapons fire as they stepped from Stokes' 1986 Cadillac limousine in front of the home of an associate on Chicago's South Side.

Police said Stokes and Johnson were killed by two men who stepped from behind a parked car. A woman companion in Stokes' car escaped unharmed.

Officers said a rival drug dealer was suspected of arranging the slaying of Stokes.

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