Chicago rapper King Von, real name Dayvon Bennett, was tragically murdered this morning (11/6) in Atlanta. King Von succumbed to gunshot wounds after an argument and shootout took place between two groups of males outside of an Atlanta hookah lounge.
It was earlier stated that King Von was shot by police that arrived at the scene, but such allegations were later denied by the Atlanta Police Department.
“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. 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.” – Atlanta Police Department
King Von was quickly ascending to the high ranks of Hip Hop, and was coming fresh off the release of his debut album, Welcome To O’Block.