2 More Arrests Made In Connection To King Von Killing!
We have just received word that 2 More arrests made in Atlanta in connection with the shooting that left King Von dead. Read on…
CelebnMusic247.com reports that a week after a fight outside an Atlanta hookah lounge erupted in gunfire, killing an up-and-coming Chicago rapper King Von and another man, police announced additional arrests have been made in the case.
King Von, whose real name was Dayvon Bennett, was among six people shot Nov. 6 when a brawl outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge turned fatal.
Here is what we’ve learned via AJC:
A second man, 34-year-old Mark Blakely of Chicago, was also killed, and a third gunshot victim remains hospitalized in critical condition, police said Thursday.
As we previously stated the GBI is investigating the incident as an officer-involved shooting after Atlanta police working in the area attempted to intervene in the shootout.
In addition to that Atlanta, police said 22-year-old Timothy Leeks had been charged with Bennett’s murder, though it’s still unclear who killed Blakely.
The other two men 21-year-old Johnny Harris and 23-year-old Kevin Jones, have been since charged for their alleged roles in the shootout.
Now, Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. John Chafee said, Jones faces one count of aggravated assault and Harris is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Authorities also identified the remaining shooting victims as 28-year-old Bryant Humphrey, 27-year-old Francois Jameson and 19-year-old Saada Mchardy. It’s still unclear which of those victims, if any, were shot by Atlanta police.
A spokeswoman for the GBI said Thursday evening that the case is ongoing and investigators didn’t have any additional details to provide.
King Von had recently released a 16-track album and was set to premiere a music video for his song “Armed & Dangerous” on the day he was killed.
It is also being reported that Surveillance footage posted to Twitter last week appeared to show the rapper getting shot during the initial brawl outside the nightclub.
In the video, a large group is seen leaving the club as punches are thrown. The group scatters after one man steps out from behind an SUV and begins firing. One of the victims, presumably Bennett, is then picked up off the pavement, loaded into a car, and driven away from the scene. – according to AJC.
He was taken to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries, according to police.