According to reports, two members of Wu Tang Clan affiliate, Brooklyn Zu, were shot dead on Tuesday, Aug. 10 in Northeast Portland, Oregon. The following day Portland police confirmed the murders of Odion Turner, 42, a.k.a. 12 O’Clock, and his cousin David Turner, 45, a.k.a. Murdock. The Oregon State medical examiner determined the men died from gunshot wounds, classifying their deaths as homicides.
Local news outlet Fox 12 reported that the shooting occurred in Portland’s Madison South neighborhood, in the area of Northeast 82nd Ave. and Milton St. on Aug. 10 around 5:19 a.m. local time, adding that four others were also wounded and hospitalized. Three were released, while one remains there with life-threatening injuries.
“So I’m out of town away from home on business and I get the call that they murdered my father,” Divine Turner, 12 O’Clock’s son expressed on his Instagram video. “I don’t know what to do.”
The video’s accompanying caption reads: “It’s a sad day for me…They assassinated my father in #Oregon.”
Stephon Turner, aka “Raison Allah” and “Zookeeper,” Odion’s younger brother, explained that 12 O’Clock, Murdock & 12’s other younger brother were in a tan-colored RV trailer parked in a lot off Northeast 82nd Avenue when a man seeking cigarettes knocked on the front door. Then as Murdock opened the door rapid gunfire was sparked, instantly killing 12 O’Clock and Murdock. Their younger brother was near the rear of the trailer and sprawled on the floor.
“My aunt called me up, and she let me know my brother and my cousin is dead, and I couldn’t believe it. I’m devastated. It hasn’t hit me yet. The whole world is missing them right now. It’s a tragedy,” Raison noted, adding that he believes the incident was sparked by “jealousy, lust, hate and greed.”
Princhesca Rainier Turner, Odion’s widow, explained that the same day he was murdered, their oldest daughter had a baby.
“August 10, 2021—How could one day bring so much joy and so much pain?” she posted on social media. “My heart doesn’t know how to separate being empty and full at the same time.”
Wu-Tang’s Ghostface, Gza, and Rza expressed their loss on social media.
Raekwon shared his sorrow: “Damn those my ni–as. Damn!” As did Streetlife: “RIP my brothers, damn.”
A candlelight vigil on 82nd Avenue lined with balloons, flowers and photos memorialized the tragic event which marked Portland’s 57th and 58th murders this year, already surpassing 2020’s total.
Surveillance video captured approximately 20 gunshots sounded out and a car speeding away west on Milton Street toward 82nd Avenue that morning. Investigators have not identified any suspects.
Wu Tang’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard (O.D.B.) founded Brooklyn Zu during the late ’90s, which included his cousins.
O.D.B.’s son, Young Dirty Bastard, posted on Instagram last Tuesday: “Rip 12 O’Clock. Rip Murdock. They Were My Fathers Tightest blood bonds. My Two Older cousins Was just assassinated. Love Yall. Blood Forever. Brooklyn Zu.”