The one who was shot after having his sentence commuted by former President Obama? Turns out there's a lot going on underneath the surface.
For a start, he wasn't exactly a choirboy during his life of crime. A report of his arrest noted violations of several state and Federal laws, even though he was only convicted of one (dealing in crack cocaine). Given the timeline of gang activity in Saginaw during the same period, it's highly likely (although never proven in court) that he was involved in other criminal activities as well. He clearly did enough to make at least some enemies who were determined not to allow him back on the streets of Saginaw at any price. As the Chicago police blog, Second City Cop (SCC), notes (after overcoming their tendency towards laughter):
A quick google search reveals the Sunny Side Gang involved in everything from drugs to guns to murder, dozens of murders throughout Saginaw. And while the worse year in Saginaw pales to a single bad month in Englewood or Harrison, a targeted hit like this is only a hint at the mayhem to come when old scores are settled up or someone decides he's going to put the old crew back together.
SCC concludes: "Anyone in Gang Intelligence get a list of Chicago idiots headed back to town?" That's not a bad question to ask, given that another paroled offender was recently shot to death on the streets of that city. SCC notes that the deceased was convicted of second degree murder, and sentenced to prison until 2023 - only to be paroled by Illinois' Department of Corrections, which led to his death on the streets of Chicago.
Y'know, with all this going on, I suspect at least some convicted career criminals might just decide to decline a pardon or parole or commutation and stay in their nice, safe prisons! One might also wonder whether certain gang-bangers might not seek to influence authorities (there are many ways to do so, some criminal, some not) to release their enemies earlier than planned, so that they can target them more easily for permanent removal . . .
In my days in law enforcement service, the murder of one criminal by another was often referred to, cynically, as a "public service homicide". I daresay that hasn't changed.