Man Convicted In Fatal Shooting Involving Member Of Cam'ron's Diplomats

Rapper Freaky Zeeky wounded, friend killed in April 2003 incident

A man who wounded rapper Freaky Zeeky and killed his friend in a shooting incident last year has been convicted of second-degree murder, assault and related charges.

Chauncey Dillon was convicted on Tuesday of wounding Diplomats member Zeeky (real name: Ezekiel Jiles) and fatally shooting Eric Mangrum in an incident that occurred on April 25, 2003. The altercation resulted after a car carrying Dillon and two other men was involved in a minor traffic accident with a vehicle that held Jiles and Mangrum (see "Member Of Cam'ron's Diplomats Wounded In Deadly Shootout"). Authorities alleged that Dillon also attempted to rob Jiles and Mangrum.

Dillon was also charged with several counts of criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of attempted robbery in the first degree and one count of reckless endangerment, according to a court clerk.

He faces a prison sentence of 25 years to life when he is sentenced on November 5 by Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Bonnie Wittner.

The trial for Dillon, who was the first suspect arrested in May 2003 (see "One Suspect Nabbed, One Still At Large In Connection With Rapper Shooting"), lasted two weeks with two days of jury deliberations.

The two other suspects involved, Herndon Williams and Jon Mingo, will stand trial at later dates as accomplices on murder and assault charges.