The Monday night slaying of Meechie Hoe, a Philadelphia-born sketch comedian who had built a following with irreverent social media videos depicting him working numerous jobs, remained unsolved Wednesday.

A gunman fired at least eight bullets at the comedian as he sat in the passenger seat of a car stopped at a traffic light in the city’s Olney section Monday night. Philadelphia police said Hoe was shot in the arm and chest and was pronounced dead after being transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center.

The entertainer’s name was Demetrius Green and he lived in the 1600 block of West Wyoming Avenue, police said. He was gunned down just before 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 4800 block of North Fifth Street.

No arrest had been made as of Wednesday morning, a Police Department spokesperson said.

On Twitter, a woman using the name @Tykeez posted: “To y’all Meechie was Mr. 1000 jobs but to us he was family!”

In a second post she said: “Up at 4:30 drinking wine because haters wanted to take my uncle that just wanted to make people laugh and really do his acting thing. Philly so ruthless.”

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, drummer for the Philadelphia-based Roots band, Tweeted: “....damn. rip meechie.”


The popular house and disco day party "Sundae" kicked off the summer with DJs Questlove of The Roots and special surprise guest Josh Wink at City Tap House in West Philly on May 31, 2015.
The popular house and disco day party "Sundae" kicked off the summer with DJs Questlove of The Roots and special surprise guest Josh Wink at City Tap House in West Philly on May 31, 2015.

In the Friday interview with Philly First 48 on YouTube, the comedian discussed his upcoming ventures and growing up in crime-plagued Nicetown.

“That s— rough, man. You can be here one day and gone tomorrow. Nicetown, that’s a rough joint. It ain’t nice where Nicetown is,” he said.

The entertainer’s slaying is part of an upward trend in homicides this year. As of last midnight, Philadelphia’s homicide rate was 26% higher compared with the same date last year, according to the Police Department.