This past weekend, the world mourned the loss of Chicago rapper King Von.
Von was a rising rap star who had just released his most anticipated project only a week prior to the tragic incident. The 26-year-old–whose real name is Dayvon Daquan Bennett–was shot and killed during a shootout in Downtown Atlanta. The incident claimed multiple lives, sending even more to the hospital with injuries that surprisingly helped close the case, according to NY Daily News.
A 22-year-old man was charged following the shooting death of Chicago rapper King Von who was killed in Atlanta last week.
Timothy Leeks, who is currently in police custody at an Atlanta hospital with a gunshot wound, has been charged with murder after a confrontation outside a nightclub erupted into multiple parties exchanging gunfire early Friday morning.
Three people, including King Von, were killed in the incident which occurred around 3:20 a.m. in the parking lot of the Monaco Hookah Lounge.
After the video leaked of the shooting, many were quick to put their detective hats on and name Tim as the one seen earlier in the day with Quando Rondo and matched his outfit to the footage.
Over the weekend, Von’s ex-girlfriend Asian Doll took to social media to give a heartfelt tribute to her departed king. The lengthy Instagram post read:
“Always spoke highly of you our relationship wasn’t based off just sex & popularity we was deep innis shit we slept nose to nose we were real life SOULMATES you couldn’t even think of Von without thinking of me. I Had this mans best interest since day one we both came from a rough environment seeing how crazy Von lifestyle was it inspired me to change & find peace with God for US I always had spiritual conversations with you I wanted you to kno GOD loves you & your the chosen one & you BELIEVED ME I was becoming a women & your the reason why & that’s some nobody can never take from me…”
The two had been dating since 2018 and broke up back in August due to cheating rumors.
Asian later tweeted a heartbreaking message of what we’re allegedly Von’s last words before he died.
‘Von last words was “yall let them n***as get up on me….stop crying ya’ll let them get me”‘, she captioned the since-deleted tweet.
So heartbreaking. Prayers to all of Von’s friends and family.