A shocking new video has surfaced showing the exact moment Chicago rapper King Von was fatally shot, allegedly by a member of Quando Rondo’s crew, outside a nightclub in Atlanta.
As we previously reported, King Von (real name: Dayvon Daquan Bennett) died Friday (Nov. 6) in an Atlanta-area hospital after being shot during a violent altercation outside Atlanta’s Monaco Hookah Lounge. He was 26 years old.
According to the GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigation), King Von was one of three men killed in the shooting. Investigators said a fight outside the downtown Atlanta nightclub escalated into gunfire, and police working in the area attempted to intervene.
Initial reports claimed that it was an Atlanta Police Department officer who shot Von, and even though the GBI is investigating the incident as an officer-involved shooting, Atlanta police said none of their officers fired the fatal shot that fatally wounded the up-and-coming Chicago rapper.
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“At this time, our investigators believe Mr. Bennett was shot during the initial shootout between the two groups of males, prior to police responding and attempting to stop the shooting,” Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant said in a statement.
“Additionally, Mr. Bennett was not located at the scene, but arrived at a hospital shortly after the shooting, via private vehicle. The investigation into this incident remains open and very active.”
Police said two of the officers involved in the shooting were in uniform working off-duty security jobs at the hookah lounge, and a third officer was on-duty nearby.
None of the officers were injured, police said, adding that several others injured in the resulting chaos, including one person who was hit by a vehicle when the crowd scattered.
According to Atlanta police Deputy Chief Timothy Peek, the incident began shortly after 3 a.m. when an argument between two groups (reportedly King Von and Quando Rondo’s crews) turned physical in the parking lot of the nightclub.
“That physical altercation escalated into an exchange of gunfire with those groups,” Peek told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Two police officers who were working at that particular club, or lounge, noticed the altercation and engaged some of the people involved. There was an exchange of gunfire with police as well.”
The newly surfaced surveillance footage appears, which appears to come from a security camera on (or near) the nightclub’s property, starts off showing a large group of people exiting the nightclub and spilling into the nearby street.
A man who appears to be King Von, dressed in a white shirt and lightly-colored jeans, can be seen fighting with someone as another person comes from behind a vehicle and opens fire.
The man believed to be King Von then drops to the ground, and the people he’s with frantically try to drag him to safety as he bleeds out. Another man also appears to drop to the ground after being shot.
Seconds later, a white SUV backs into the street and quickly flees the scene. Not long afterward, a black sedan pulls up and the man believed to be King Von is placed into the vehicle, which also quickly pulls off.
Police said two men died at the scene, and King Von was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Two more gunshot victims and the person hit by the vehicle were listed in stable condition, police said.
Investigators believe all six people were involved in the initial dispute, and in an update provided Friday afternoon, police said two suspects were detained at the scene and will likely face charges.
Chief Peek said bullets were flying in several directions across the crime scene, which he described as “pretty chaotic.” He said there could be additional shooting victims that have yet to turn up.
An initial investigation determined that one of the off-duty cops and the on-duty patrolmen fired shots. “The officers did shoot, but we want to ensure we look at the evidence and be able to prove who did what,” Peek said. “That’s why we are dependent on the GBI.”
King Von was signed to fellow Chicago rapper Lil Durk’s OTF (Only the Family) label and just released his third studio album, Welcome to O’Block, last Friday (Oct. 30).
EMPIRE (which handles distribution for OTF), issued the following statement regarding King Von’s passing:
“We are devastated by the untimely passing of King Von.
“He was a loving father, dedicated member of his community and an amazing talent that just started to scratch the surface of his boundless potential. Von overcame incredibly challenging circumstances as a young man, but never lost sight of what it meant to give back and uplift his community – O’Block.
“We are fortunate to have witnessed his growth and evolution, but know he had so much more to give to the world. The EMPIRE family offers our condolences to his family, friends, team, and fans during this very difficult time.”