Rapper King Von Dead at 26 After Shooting in Atlanta

Rapper King Von has died after a violent confrontation ended in gunfire.

According to Atlanta Police, a deadly shootout occurred in the early morning hours of Nov. 6 outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge in Atlanta. Gunfire was exchanged between two groups of men who were arguing with each other. Police say six people were shot with 26-year-old King Von and two other individuals passing away from their wounds. 

“It is our understanding Dayvon Bennett, aka King Von, was shot and killed during this morning’s shooting and we are seeing rumors being spread indicating he was shot and killed by APD officers,” Atlanta Police said in a statement to E! News. “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.”  

Close friend and musician DJ Akademiks also confirmed King Von’s passing on social media.  “It’s with great sadness that I have to confirm that King Von has passed away,” he wrote to his 1.2 million Twitter followers. “I spoke with his manager who luckily has survived being shot and is currently recovering in the hospital. However, Von manager did confirm that Von

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