TSR Exclusive Details: Officials with the Atlanta Police Department are saying they believe King Von was shot and killed early this morning during a shootout with another group of men, squashing rumors that Von was possibly killed by police gunfire.
While Atlanta PD cautions the public that the investigation remains open and is “very active,” they tell us their investigators believe he was shot prior to police responding and attempting to stop the shootout.
King Von was not at the scene when police pulled up but arrived at a hospital shortly after the shooting, dropped off by a private vehicle, police said.
Previous reports indicated that the police may have killed Von as they responded to a shootout and being that King Von was a native of Chicago, a purported dispatch recording from Chicago Police Department officers warning about the backlash police would receive for the killing went viral.
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#PressPlay: #TSRUpdatez—#AtlantaPD held a press conference to explain what happened in the #KingVon shooting last night. Meanwhile, an alleged recording from #ChicagoPD dispatch reveals officers are preparing for backlash following news that Von was allegedly shot by Atlanta PD
As police continue to investigate the deadly shooting, fellow rappers, including King Von’s on-again off-again girlfriend Asian Doll, are publicly mourning the rising star on social media.
King Von was very close to other Chicago rappers including Lil’ Durk who has not publicly spoken on Von’s passing. We’ll keep you posted on any updates.
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