King Von, a Chicago rapper who had success in his hometown before moving to Atlanta, was shot and killed Friday morning. A fight in the parking lot of the Monaco Hookah Lounge on Trinity Avenue in the city sparked a shootout between two groups, according to police. I was 26 years old.
On Saturday, APD said it had issued a warrant against a suspect in King Von’s murder and that the suspect was being treated for a gunshot wound at Grady Hospital in Atlanta. “The Bennett homicide is closed with this arrest,” the APD wrote in a statement.
In the early hours of Friday, authorities were still trying to piece together how the rapper, born Dayvon Daquan Bennett, died and whether the Atlanta Police Department was involved in his death or that of two other men who were also fatally injured. .
In a statement provided to NPR on Friday, APD says that “King Von was shot to death during this morning’s shooting and we are seeing rumors that he was shot and killed by APD agents. At this time, our investigators believe that the Mr. Bennett was shot during the initial shooting between the two groups of men, before the police responded and attempted to stop the shooting. Additionally, Mr. Bennett was not located at the scene, but arrived at a hospital shortly after the shooting. , in a private vehicle. The investigation of this incident remains open and very active. “