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.
At around 3:20 a.m., King Von, 26, whose real name is Dayvon Bennett, was fired. According to a statement made by Officer Steve Avery with the Atlanta Police Department, Friday during an altercation between two groups of men that “escalated to gunfire,”
Bennett was taken to a hospital in the city and died there.
The incident took place outside Monaco Hookah Lounge, where two off-duty officers who were in uniform and doing an extra job at the lounge, along with an on-duty officer who was patrolling nearby, approached the arguing parties. Shots were shot, said the police.
Three of the people killed in the incident died as a result of their injuries, and three others are being treated in hospitals in the city. The policemen, according to the police, were not injured.
In an effort to ascertain “the people were hit by gunfire from the suspects and if any were hit by gunfire from the workplace,” the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Atlanta Police Homicide investigators are investigating