Chicago rapper King Von was shot and killed early Friday morning (Nov. 6) outside of an Atlanta hookah bar after an alleged shootout between Von, his crew and associates of rival rapper Quando Rondo.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a fight broke out between the two crews outside of Monaco Hookah Lounge, where gunshots were fired. Two people were killed, Von was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and two others were injured but stable. Von’s producer Chopsquad DJ later confirmed the 26-year-old succumbed to his injuries.
There was also gunfire exchanged with police. It’s not clear whether Von was allegedly shot by police or a rival.
Asian Doll, Von’s former girlfriend, was understandably distraught by his death and has been vocal on Twitter about it ever since. Most recently, the “Pull Up” rapper revealed his last words to her, which she received in a text shortly before the shooting. The text suggests Von was abandoned by his friends when he needed them the most.
Von’s last words ‘y’all let them n-ggas get up on me. stop crying y’all let them get me. Y’all left my boy when he was unarmed & he would’ve hawked mfs down for them & spent AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN sh*t crazy I knew my boy HEART & LOYALTY wasn’t deserved he OK tho.Asian Doll
A suspect in the case, 22-year-old Timothy Leeks, was charged with Von’s murder on Saturday (Nov. 7). Leeks was one of the five people who were shot during the melee and is currently undergoing treatment at Atlanta’s Grady Hospital.
Mr. Leeks is in police custody at Grady Hospital where he is undergoing treatment for a gunshot wound. The homicide of Bennett [King Von] is closed with this arrest.Atlanta police spokeswoman Marla Jean Rooker