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Video released of the murder of Philadelphia artist and musician Chali Khan


A husband, father and local artist lost his life to gun violence on Labor Day and now his family wants answers after police released surveillance video of the suspect and suspect vehicle on Monday night.

Charles Gossett, 50, known to many as Chali Khan, was well known in the world of music and the arts. Almost a month after someone shot Gossett, police released video of the alleged killer and now Gossett’s family is speaking out.

“All I feel now is pain and anger,” Linda Cruz, Gossett’s sister, said.

Family members say that around 2 a.m. on September 5, Gossett was heading to his car after leaving a birthday party for a friend, which included a performance by Philadelphia rappers Chris and Neef. The party took place at the Blue Brook Club in Overbrook and Gossett’s final social media post that night captures the moments before he was shot in the back of the neck on North 56th Street.


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Gossett’s brother and sister say not only is their family devastated, but the community in which Gossett mentored and implemented nonviolence initiatives is also suffering from his loss. Cruz says his brother started working on the cover art for Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff’s debut album, and he worked with the wall arts program, which made him well known within his community.

“We have lost a loved one and we expect justice to be done for him,” said William Murray, Gossett’s brother.

Police are looking for a black 2008-2015 Honda Accord two-door in connection with Gossett’s murder. The suspect is described by police as a burly man, wearing a black Chicago White Sox baseball cap, a black t-shirt with a light-colored pattern. Police say the suspect also has a distinct walk, which can be seen in surveillance video.

“There’s no more Philadelphia,” Cruz said. “It’s just robbery, murder, murder, rape, and nobody cares because it’s so common now. Nobody cares until it’s you and your family. .”

There is a $20,000 reward in this case and police have not disclosed a motive.

Gossett is survived by many relatives and friends, including his wife and 12 children.