Rapper King Von passed away early on Friday after a shooting outside a nightclub in Atlanta, Georgia, where police were involved, authorities said.
The Atlanta Police Department said it did not believe that the rapper, whose legal name is Dayvon Daquan Bennett, was shot by the police but was in a shooting in front of police involvement.
“At this point, our investigators believe Mr. Bennett was shot in the first shootout between two groups of men, before the police responded and tried to stop the shooting,”; said the official. the blame said in a statement.
According to police, two groups of men outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge started arguing with each other around 3:20 a.m. Two policemen, working “part time” in Monaco, were outside the waiting room. “The officers wore uniforms and accents [Atlanta police department] Authorities said the vehicle had a blue light activated to indicate parked nearby.
Police said “the dispute” quickly escalated to the point of gunfire between the two groups. ”
One of the two off-duty officers, as well as a duty officer working near the waiting room, had “confronted” the alleged shooters. Police said “shots were fired during the encounter”.
A total of three people, including Bennett, are presumed dead.
Bennett, 26, is from Chicago and is on the right track for a year ahead. His first Mixtape, Grandson, Vol 1, was released in September 2019, according to Pitchfork. In March, Bennett released his second mixtape, Levon James, reaching number 81 on Rolling Stone’s Top 200 Albums chart, the magazine reported. The magazine said Bennett has amassed about 575m streams.
Artists including Chance The Rapper expressed grief over Bennett’s death.
“Rub. This year has been difficult. rip von God bless him and his family. I can’t believe it, ”he tweeted on Friday afternoon.
Three people suspected of participating in the incident had non-fatal injuries and were taken to hospital by medical staff. Two other suspects arrived at the hospital by private car. Bennett was taken to the hospital by private car, officials said. Two suspects were detained at the scene.
The Georgia Investigation Office has been asked to investigate the involvement of the officers in the incident, and the Atlanta police are also investigating the deaths.
“Part of the investigation will include identifying which individuals have been hit by bullets from suspects and whether anyone has been hit by a bullet from the officers,” police said.
Attempts to contact a representative of Bennett were not immediately successful.
Ghazi Shami, who is believed to start the Bennett record label, wrote on Instagram: “My heart is heavy. Another rising young star passed away too soon. I pray for your family, brother. “
“We have to find a better way,” he added. There’s too much meaningless violence. This must stop. God help us. #RipKingVon. “