Update (8/21/18 @ 3:10 PM CST): Murder charges have been filed against a 29 year old man named Bradley K. Payne for the shooting of Damian “Pookie” Huber. You can read all of the details RIGHT HERE. Let’s hope that Pookie and his friends/family get some justice. Much love and respect.
Original Post (8/17/18 @ 11:59 PM CST)It is with great sadness and regret that I have to inform you of a big loss in the Juggalo family. A 24 year old Juggalo named Damian “Pookie” Huber from the St. Louis area lost his life due to a senseless home invasion. Three men broke into a house that Pookie was visiting where he was shot in the chest and later died at the hospital.
You can see the press release by the local sheriff’s department below.
August 17, 2018
MCS Case Number 18-674
On August 16, 2018, at approximately 11:09 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of shots fired at 152 S. Oak Street, Cottage Hills, Illinois. Deputies responded and determined:
DAMIAN M. HUBER
MALE / WHITE
had been shot during an apparent home invasion. Huber was visiting with an occupant of the home at the time of the shooting. He was rushed to a St. Louis area hospital for emergency medical treatment, but sadly died as a result of the injuries received during the home invasion.
The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was activated and is interested in speaking to anyone who knows anything about the events that lead to Mr. Huber’s death. The contact number for the Major Case Squad is 618-296-5544
Capt. T. Mike Dixon
Major Case Squad Deputy Commander
You can also see the local newspaper, The Telegraph‘s article about the incident Right Here.
One of Pookie’s homies, Cora, hit us up with several pictures, articles, and a bunch of info about him. I could tell what an impact that he had on his close homies, and the Juggalo family in general, and what a tragedy this is.
Another one of Pookie’s friends, Ashley S., had this to say about him:
The Juggalo World lost a Soldier today. Damian Huber (aka Pookie) was one of the realest, belonging to the 618 Lost Ninja Clan. For more than 15 years, Pookie has run with the hatchet, “holdin em up” wherever he went. Attending more than 8 Gatherings, with his Juggalo Crew, spreading mad love and probably “fucking your bitch”!! He was OUR Lost Ninja, who was just starting to find his way all while constantly encouraging each of us to never give up! No matter how low he got, he knew our Juggalo Family would help keep him whole and lift him whenever needed. We were his family!! His hugs, his smile, his laugh….you couldn’t help but feel his soul. Pookie was priceless!! He was the Juggalo you would never trade!! Just 24 years old and ripped from our family. Pookie was MURDERED!! Shot in the chest and robbed of the life he should still be living. He was and always will be a Ryda and went out like one!! The 618 will never be the same without our Lil brother. Lost Ninja Clan you will forever be. You will forever ride in our hearts and continue to live on in the Juggalo World. Pookie, till we meet again, fly high and hold it down in Shanghai-la till we get there. You may be gone, but Wicked Clowns will never die!!!
If you want to see more, and possibly donate to laying Pookie to rest, you can do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/pookie039s-last-ryde
Rest in Peace lil’ homie.