Kanye West has donated $150,000 (£117,000) to the household of a safety guard shot and killed by police within the US.



The American rapper paid the cash by a fundraising web site, set as much as cowl the burial prices for Jemel Roberson, 26, who died on 11 November.



Mr Roberson, a black man, was working as a safety guard at a bar close to Chicago when a gunman opened fireplace inside.



He apprehended the shooter and pinned him down however was shot and killed by a white police officer arriving on the scene.



Organising the GoFundMe web page on the day he died, fundraisers wrote: “Sadly, Jemel’s life was tragically and unexpectedly reduce brief this morning as he tried to save lots of others from mindless violence. Immediately, many keep in mind him as a hero; one who put others earlier than himself.”



Mr West made 10 donations of $15,000, assembly the goal set to pay for Roberson’s burial prices.



A spokesperson for the web site confirmed the corporate had verified the donations however added it was not the largest donation from a person to a single marketing campaign.



Greater than $300,000 (£235,000) has to this point been raised by over 5,000 folks within the seven days because the fundraising web page was established.



Mr West has not commented publicly on the donations however he tweeted: “We consider in love. We do not simply attempt we do.. we’re… We’re love.”



Roberson leaves behind a nine-month-old son along with his long-term accomplice, who’s pregnant with their second little one.



The Roberson household legal professional instructed CNN he was working further shifts to purchase items for his son.



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