King Von Death: Atlanta Police Officer Explains What Happened

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New details continue to emerge following the passing of King Von.

UPDATE:

According to PEOPLE, King Von was not killed by police and instead, passed away as a result of the initial altercation between his crew and another. In a statement to the publication, authorities said the artist wasn't at the scene when they arrived and that he was brought to the hospital shortly after.

"It is our understanding Dayvon Bennett, a.k.a. King Von, was shot and killed during this morning’s shooting," The Atlanta Police Department explained. "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."


Earlier today, tragic news broke out of Atlanta as it was revealed that King Von had passed away following a shootout that was rumored to be with Quando Rondo's crew. This news was broken by Von's producer, whom he is extremely close with. In the immediate aftermath of the news, fans and other artists took to social media where they offered their condolences to the artist who was starting to morph into someone who could take over the entire rap game.

Following the shooting death, it was reported that King Von had actually been killed by the Atlanta PD. This news was heard on police dispatch audio which was coming out of Chicago, although the report was quickly disputed by the likes of DJ Akademiks who said police were on the scene but Von was unarmed.

Now, a video is surfacing out of Atlanta in which a police officer describes in detail what went down. "There was an incident where two groups of individuals got into a physical altercation. That physical altercation escalated into an exchange of gunfire with those groups," the officer said. "Two police officers who were working at the particular club noticed the gunfire and engaged some of the people involved. There was an exchange of gunfire with police as well. At this particular time, we have about five individuals who have been shot, two of them are deceased, one is in critical condition, and two are stable.

At this time, an update on Quando Rondo has not been given although we're sure more details will continue to be provided. Stay tuned for any updates as HNHH will be sure to provide those to you.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.