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Police charge suspect in the fatal shooting of Chicago Rapper King Von
A man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Chicago rapper, King Von.
The suspect, Timothy Leeks, 22, was charged with felony murder after the Atlanta Police Department secured warrants on Saturday, November 7, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
King Von, 26, whose real name are Dayvon Bennett, was shot around 3:20 a.m. Friday during an argument between two groups of men that “escalated to gunfire,” according to a statement provided by Officer Steve Avery with the Atlanta Police Department.
Bennett was taken to an area hospital, where he died.
The incident took place outside Monaco Hookah Lounge, where two off-duty officers who were in uniform and working an extra job at the lounge, along with an on-duty officer who was patrolling nearby, confronted the arguing groups. Shots were fired, police said.
“Three of the persons shot in the incident have died as a result of their wounds and three others are being treated in area hospitals. The officers were not injured,” according to the police.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Atlanta Police Homicide investigators are investigating in an attempt to determine “which individuals were struck by gunfire from the suspects and whether any were struck by gunfire from the officers,” police said.
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