Arrest in King Von's shooting death
Timothy Leeks is one of the convictions, but the only one currently charged with murder in the death of the rapper at the Atlanta lounge.
ATLANTA — Atlanta Police report a man seeking treatment at Grady Hospital is now facing a felony murder charge after King Von, Chicago musician, dies.
Police said Saturday afternoon that Timothy Leeks, 22, was admitted due to a gunshot wound but is now considered in police custody.
The arrest follows Von and two others shooting Friday morning. Off-duty officers were doing an extra jo at Monaco Hookah Lounge at 255 Trinity Ave, according to Atlanta Police.
They said two groups of men began to argue outside the bar, and the dispute soon escalated to gunshots between the two groups. One of the off-duty cops and an on-duty office also encountered the attackers, resulting in more gunfire.
Police said they discovered three suspects with bullet wounds who were transported to a hospital area shortly after. Police said three suspects fled and were transported by private car to hospital. Just two were arrested on the scene, but police said charges are pending against them with further plans. So far, police have just confirmed Leeks' murder charge.
Ultimately, three people shot have died and three more had needed treatment. Police later said Dayvon Bennett, known in music world as King Von, was among those killed. Police said Leeks' arrest ended the investigation into Bennett 's murder.
Since the shooting, police have called the matter to the Georgia Investigation Bureau. Atlanta Police have said that part of the investigation would involve identifying whether perpetrators were struck by firearms and if any were shot by officer fire.
King Von 's family and team described the forthcoming recording artist as one to watch and, as Complex Magazine revealed in October, he had just shared his latest Welcome to O'Block album featuring collaborations with Lil Durk, Polo G, and Fivio International.
"The 16-track release from Durk's Only Family label and EMPIRE marked the follow-up to Von's Levon James project, which saw a Billboard 200 peak No. 36," the outlet announced.