On April 25, 2003, Diplomat soldier Ezekiel “Freeky Zeeky” Jiles dodged pushing up daisies duty when he was shot outside of a Chelsea nightclub in an attempted robbery. Following a minor traffic accident, the men in the other vehicle reportedly attempted to run Zeeky for his jewels. A fight ensued and the vehicle carrying Zeeky and three other associates were fired upon leaving the rapper shot in the torso and his bodyguard Eric Mangrum dead. Twenty-four shots were reportedly fired in all. Jiles was transported to the hospital where he was listed in stable condition and recovered short time later.