Monday, April 13, 2009

Lil Wayne Shot Himself at Age 12; Cop Who Saved His Life Speaks Out

Lil Wayne almost died from a single self-inflicted gunshot wound, had it not been for an astute off-duty New Orleans police officer who saved the rapper's life in November 1994.

The Times-Picayune tracked down Robert Hoobler, who recounts that fateful day.
That nearly fatal day, according to police records, 12-year-old Dwayne Carter Jr. left school early because it was report card day. He bought a hamburger, fries and soft drink from Burger King on his way home to 3409 Monroe St., Apartment D. He sat on the mattress in the master bedroom and began eating. But he stopped when he noticed a blue-steel Taurus 9 mm handgun.

The pistol had been left there the previous day, by a man who came over to watch a football game.

Little Dwayne picked up the gun and began horsing around with it in front of a stereo blaring music. At about 1:15 p.m., the boy accidentally fired a bullet through his chest. The slug then shot out the lower left corner of a window.

Somehow, it missed every vital organ. But the boy was dying.

Dwayne dialed 911, wheezing as he spoke. As blood poured out of the wound and formed a puddle near the stereo, the operator pressed for details. "You will find out when you get here, " the boy said, according to the police report.

He crawled toward the front door, smearing a trail of blood behind him. He lay on the floor face down, pressing his right cheek to the ground, and waited.
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When no ambulance was available, Robert took the wounded child in his car to a local hospital; When they got to the hospital his clothing was soaked with Lil Wayne's blood. The two met years later at a diner; Lil Wayne bought him dinner and thanked Robert for saving his life.






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66 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow.

Anonymous said...

hahahahaha

holy shit what a retard

Anonymous said...

aww poor baby

Ashley said...

dang..i wuldve jus left da gun alone

Anonymous said...

THATS NOT HOW IT WENT DOWN...

Anonymous said...

and then he says he got shot while he was dealing...

armaniboo97 said...

wow lil wayne im a big fan and i feel sorry for u i think tht people should not bring guns and leave them in a place were a child can get hurt sorry tht happen lil wayne

Anonymous said...

lil wayne shouldnt have gone through that, that was just dumb but the thing is hes alive and well and that shot may have made his voice the way it is now

Anonymous said...

THIANK GOD FOR HIS LIFE SAVED

Anonymous said...

man god wanted this man to live for some reason.

Anonymous said...

Wat a dik-head...sorry man but how u shoot yourself?....anyways Lil Wayne a.k.a WEEZY F BABY is the best rapper alive im glad he aint died then hip hop would of really been dead C3

Anonymous said...

DUMB ASS!!!! I LIKE LIL WAYNE BUT WOW WHAT A RETARD

john k said...

lil wayne im youre biggest fan sorry u shot youre self shouldnt play with guns

Anonymous said...

WoW my fwends were telling me that he commited suicide and i was all freaking out like Omagud!I'll miss him the nI googled it and found this.....stupid roomers.

jaila said...

damm dat was sum real shyt..... i mean how focs spread rumors u wouldnt think it was true.....but that goes to show u that aint nobody in dis world perfect and everybodi suffers from sum type of problems no matter who they might be.........no matter how much money u may have or anything.....i mean alot of people who u think dont have no problems be the main ones wit the maost problems in dis world............like plies said sum people say money change thangs ....money dont change every mutherfuckin thing

Anonymous said...

WEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!.... HOW U SHOOT UR SELFFFFF GROW UP AND DEN GO 2 JAIL



WTF!?!?!

chelsey said...

im not exactly sure thats how it happened

Anonymous said...

come on weezy F baby why u do sontin like dat and den go to jail thats dum. a good person dat did a bad thing. to weezy! u awsome

Anonymous said...

lil wayne rapped about him almost dyieng on 3 peat its a tyt ass song

Anonymous said...

Jeez, that's awful! It's a miracle that he did not die, and Lil Wayne should thank God he's alive.

Anonymous said...

thanx for saving his life i luv this man

Anonymous said...

that the all mighty god he's still alive

Anonymous said...

y ws he even playin with the gun in da first place

Anonymous said...

The man who saved him definately saved hip hop ..... MY FAVORITE RAPPER

Anonymous said...

all he got was a freee dinner? wtf?

Anonymous said...

oh so thats what fucked his voice up

Anonymous said...

man that was messed up lucky god was on your side

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear about that lil wayne i am a great fan of u and i luv your new song on fire it is great and prom queen as well i like the lollipop one it is great your voice is great :) ....

Anonymous said...

if that shot would have kiiled him the world would not be the same he is A GOD!!!!!!! YOUR THE BEST BRO!!!! LIL WAYNE

Anonymous said...

dang what a retard u shoot yourself then go to jail (wow)

Anonymous said...

too bad he missed his head. that would be better

Anonymous said...

0H MA G0D THANK G0D DAT MAN SAV3D WAYN3'S LiFE RAP W0ULDN'T BE DA SAME WAYNE iM UR BiGGEST FAN!!!

Reko Kazi said...

He Was Little He Didnt Know How To USe A Gun OR Saw One Before Maybe Thats How He Shot Hisself, But His Still Alive But He Went To Jail For Drugs doe.

shawn said...

what stupid shit people idolize

Anonymous said...

Retard is correct

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot Robert you asshole. now i have to hear a bunch of dumbass lil wayne fans reciting his dumbass lyrics every day. lil wayne FUCKING SUCKS

Anonymous said...

lol lil wayne is a fukn idiot lame and ppl that like him are even stupider. nd a taurus pff lol. i also saw on wiki they said he shot himself with a 44 lmfao he wouldnt have a chest after that. its really amazing just how stupid and/or ignorant some ppl are.

Anonymous said...

ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
wow this guy is a dumbass
why the hell would you aim a gun at your chest
and for the fanboys that say "he didn't mean to do it"
HOW CAN YOU ACCIDENTALLY AIM A GUN AT YOURSELF?!!!? This just shows how much of a fake ignorant dumbass he is XD

oh and by the way:

Weezy F Baby= Weezy(Wayne) F(Fucked) Baby(Birdman aka the guy who signed hin)

So therefore not only is lil wayne an idiot, he's also gay

Anonymous said...

Thank I cop my life would be so sad if u hadn't been there 2 save him..... This is the 1st Nd prob last time Eva that I will lik cops so thanks

Anonymous said...

HE GOT JUST WHAT HE DESERVED! HE SHOULD BE DEAD I WISH HE DIDNT GET SAVED, AND HIP HOP WOULDNT BE DEAD WITHOUT HIM! BECAUSE HE ISNT FUCKING HIP HOP, HE'S POP. GO LISTEN TO EAZY E, TUPAC, EMINEM, ICE CUBE AND BIGGIE, THEYRE THE REAL MOTHERFUCKING HIP HOP! LIL WAYNE IS DEFINITELY NOT THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE, SO FUCK YOU GUYS!

Now, bye.

Sumee carter said...

Thank God you are alive wayne i love you

Anonymous said...

What a looser !!! I think this wil serve as a lesson not to carry big toys

Anonymous said...

what the hell is wrog with that gackass

Anonymous said...

so I take it that's why he's called wheezy?...

Anonymous said...

hes a fake blood who shot himself...greatest gangster rapper ever -_-

Anonymous said...

Lol really? Jk thats not funny thank god he was there i wonder if Lil wayne planned to meet the officer there or it was a coincidence.
Hmmmmmmmmm questions,questions,questions?

Anonymous said...

Yall Bitches Mean !!!

Anonymous said...

It wasnt Lil waynes fault he was just playin around. That so sad cuz my idol almost died.

Anonymous said...

Did you take a bullet at 12?
What 12 year old orders Burger King to go, only to eat at home alone? Did the detectives ever check BK's purchase log on that time of sale and what was really purchased to eliminate some dought?

Anonymous said...

Dang man he is the very best rapper and to think about him shooting himself is just messed up but thank the lord he didn't kill himself but boys will be boys and I know some other kid did the same and died ......... Sad but he still pulling through and I know there ain't a second that he don't think about that ..... Nobodys perfect !..

Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOU WEEZY.
YMCMB 4 Ever

Wendy Morton said...

I pray every morning&night not only for me,my kids&family but For eveyone all over the world so, I thank the LORD above that he saved Lil Wayne's Life<3 Lil Wayne is one of my fav rap artist<3

Anonymous said...

Wtf I thought it was a 44 not a 9 mm and I think it was just for publicity

Anonymous said...

Wow now we are stuck with the worst rapper ever

Buy Grillz said...

Everyone has a destiny. His destiny was to be a rap star and wear expensive grillz. Maybe your destiny is not to be rich, but you can still have iced-out teeth. Change your destiny today.

Anonymous said...

lmfaoo whAt a retard

Anonymous said...

Wow how ya people say lil wayne the best and hip hop is nothing without him nooooooooooooo he killed hip hop are ya people insane ok hes a good rapper but not the best if you think hes the best your speaking out of your asses listen to other good rappers and ya will see that lil wayne is at a low spot in the game just saying its too bad that a lil kid was playing with a gun and shot himself but I am just saying it as it is I am speaking the truth just saying some of ya don't know what ya say

Anonymous said...

If only that cop knew what he would grow up to be...

Anonymous said...

Wow... every comment from the lil Wayne fans are incomprehensible. Not a single one of you dumb asses know how to spell.

Anonymous said...

poor baby

Anonymous said...

All you freaks SHUTT UP! Everybody desersvs a chance in life and god chose to save him!" If ya ask me hes pretty kool" Even our president LIKes em !!! ;) get ova it!

Anonymous said...

really why did he grab the gun

Anonymous said...

A very high portion of you people commenting, need to grab a freaking dictionary..Nuff said. LEAVEEE WEEZY ALONEEE *cries* AMG

Anonymous said...

dam worst rapper in the world. SMFH

Anonymous said...

No lil wayne sucks I don't care what you say Eminem is the best rapper alive

jadaa small said...

u must hush ur stupid mouth i would like to hear u rap u damn idiot damn foool i dont believe u people

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