Sutton Tennyson

A man suspected of killing Sutton Tennyson, the ex-fiancé of Growing Up Hip Hop star Angela Simmons, turned himself in to police on Wednesday.

Tennyson, 37, was shot and killed during an argument in the driveway of his home in an upscale subdivision in Atlanta on Saturday, Nov. 3.
 
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Witnesses tell police Tennyson, 37, was in his driveway talking to a man when an argument escalated and the man shot Tennyson multiple times in the head. The suspect fled the area in a car and is still at large.

Police arriving at the scene found Tennyson’s body, with multiple gunshot wounds, on the floor in his garage.

Michael Williams

Michael Williams turned himself in to cops on Wednesday, and was charged with murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, according to TMZ.com.

Williams’ attorney, Jackie Patterson, claims his client is innocent, according to WENN.com.

Angela, the 31-year-old daughter of hip-hop legend Reverend Run, mourned Sutton’s death in a photo and video tribute on Instagram.

Alongside a photo of her ex and their son, two-year-old Sutton Jr., she wrote, “Thank you for leaving behind my greatest gift . I’m hurting . I’m numb… I cant believe I’m even saying Rest In Peace Sutton . I promise to hold SJ down in every way I promise (sic)”.

The former couple began dating in 2015 and soon became engaged, but parted ways last year after she caught him cheating.

Angela and Sutton were involved in child custody proceedings at the time of his murder.

  • tia

    Wonder if he is taking the case for someone else or was he hired? Suppose it doesn’t matter. Hope it’s closure and justice is served.

  • Ms..N

    Smh innocent after shooting someone multiple times and fleeing the scene! ! Innocent people dont run!!

  • cherrypie
  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Multiple times in the face at that

  • Y me?

    Sandra why do you keep referring to Angela Simmons as GUHH star? Her name is recognizable on its own. Is this more shade? What did Angie do wrong?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    If u ever get into something I’m calling Jackie Patterson frfr

  • EMILY POST

    How tragic…. and now his son is fatherless..

  • bemetoo

    Girl I said the same thing

  • bemetoo

    Damn this dude might not have kill Sutton he probably was told to take the fall so when he go on trial he would be proven innocent and the real killer will get away with murder

  • bemetoo

    How many of y’all think the suspected killer has a big healthy dack ? and can gawk?

  • bemetoo

    Off topic mass shooting in California 12 dead

  • bemetoo

    Off topic mass shooting in California 12 dead

  • Vegas1989

    I know I saw that first thing this morning on my phone. It’s so sad.

  • Vegas1989

    I know I saw that first thing this morning on my phone. It’s so sad.

  • Vonn

    I did not scroll back up to take another look at the suspect. Nope.

  • Vonn

    I did not scroll back up to take another look at the suspect. Nope.

  • Coy little wink

    Same reason she calls Beyonce a burlesque club singer…

  • Coy little wink

    Same reason she calls Beyonce a burlesque club singer…

  • bemetoo

    ???

  • bemetoo

    ???

  • Coy little wink

    I been meaning to ask what is that in yo gravi hun? An aardvark?

  • Y me?

    Yea i know but word on the street is that she had some real life offline run ins with bey back in the day. Like bey wudnt let her thru for an interview or something.

    I’m wondering if she had that same experience with Angela?

  • Coy little wink

    Angela is hip hop royalty Auntie know what she doing…

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    OK good! Now go solve the rest of the UNSOLVED homicides! Over it!

  • bemetoo

    Lol I thought it was tyga the raper ???

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Sutton was grown man fine! R.I.P.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    JUST LIKE MILLIONS OF OTHER CHILDREN!

  • cherrypie

    So sad. Everyday we wake up to something more and more tragic.

  • Coy little wink

    Looks like Future to me ?

  • Faithz

    Lmao.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Som’n wrong. Tennyson was shot multiple times in the head. Thats some real personal shidt. He wanted to make sure Tennyson was dead. And now he’s claiming to be innocent. It’s much more to this story. It ain addin up.

  • MJF

    neither did I, I’m not into murderers……..

  • MJF

    looks like a rat to me… but hey I’m kinda blind so who knows

  • MJF

    I thought I was the only one thinking this…. Ms. Rose likes to throw in some shade here and there, makes the read more interesting I guess…………

  • Alextra Ballard

    I’m just glad Angela and baby Sutton wasnt in harms way.

  • tia

    For some reason, I just immediately thought that. Don’t know why tho??

  • Faithz

    RIP Man

  • bemetoo

    Yeah like everyday

  • bemetoo

    You don’t want a man in o murder the ?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    You should’ve saw him turning himself in….. everything looks big ?????

  • bemetoo

    Lol

  • bemetoo

    Lol I sense that’s not in a good way type of big ???

  • RICHIE_RICH

    No it’s was in a good way , when I say big everything (dack and cakes) ?????

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    hmmm… this explains so little… i’m curious as to why this guy was even at this man’s home, smh
    beautiful baby boy. so sad his father is gone, smh

  • Coy little wink

    Rats have hair hun ?

  • MJF

    lollll I thought this one could have probably been a special breed lol who knows

  • bemetoo

    Girl yes I just search and seen his fine man muscled head azz

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i wondered about that too! i mean, i get it that an argument can escalate, tempers flare, someone pulls a weapon. even if you’re angry enough to shoot dude, would you automatically go for the head with Multiple shots??? what happened to shooting nigs in their big toe? gosh!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Just ugly, them be the freaks doe , ugly with big wood ??

  • bemetoo

    Yea he look like he got some strong dack? he 44 so now he about to be 45 in jail using that strong ? on some boipussy

  • Y me?

    I guess Angela didn’t make her monthly donation to be considered friend of the blog

  • Y me?

    It does make me chuckle i must admit

  • Shamwow

    Sound like someone may have owed someone money. Your right the story doesn’t sound right, but somewhere on the Internet I saw that Tennyson was indicted on drug charges some time back. Maybe dude owed Tenny money and he killed him and turned himself in for safety or Tenny owed dude money but I doubt that was the case Tenny wasn’t broke. He probably had rules at his house, reason as to why he wasn’t armed.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    ???? I cant

  • MJF

    lol me too!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I’m confused what is this saying? He turned himself in but he is saying he didn’t shoot him? So what did he tell the police that they charged him?

  • bemetoo

    ??????

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    “um, i know yall gone see me on the cameras but that ain’t me”

    like, why turn yourself in for something you did NOT do???? makes no sense…

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    RIght while they focused on him the real killer getting away!! Cuz when this was first reported I read there were 3 ppl there

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    ??? she so of the chain!! I can’t with her

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Smh. I wonder what their altercation was about that caused him to shoot him? I think that whatever happened the person definitely didn’t want to hurt but to kill him…Which is so sad because once you take someone’s life there’s no coming back from that. Everything changes…

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Right!! That’s what I was thinking too so I was trying to find some sort of logic then I’m coming to realize you can’t explain CRAZY! And we most likely won’t know the full story of what went down. But it’s weird that a lot of people are saying how kind and sweet Sutton was and I searched his hashtag on IG and saw him posing with two white women I went to the lady page it was amd the white lady was a judge. I was wondering what was his relationship with these women and it seemed that he knew a lot of ppl not your average hood boogers but actual upstanding business people

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    And for him to hadn’t been paying 1200 a month to Angela in child’s support and for her to had been asking for more money that made me think that he had to be involved in some sort of legit business dealings because you can’t ask a judge to enforce drug money or scam money and he had to be doing well at whatever he was doing to live in that community so this is all very perplexing I think maybe he was a criminal in the past and had got his life together and went legit but his past is determine how this case is being handled

  • Dollface

    For the sake of everyone and everything – I hope this wasn’t a murder for hire plot, because of the child custody issues.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    hmmm… maybe Hutton was ‘dating around’ …i mean, i got eyes, so i can see why the ladies would love him. but i won’t speculate any further, out of respect. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • tintin

    well wasn’t he a scammer,he probably scammed the wrong person or didn’t give someone their cut.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    wow.
    “Every time I keep pullin out, y’all keep pullin me in, sin ”

    *sads*

    (I also wonder if Angela wanted more of him and not necessarily more money. i mean, let’s face it, that baby will never want for anything, being Run’s gran. sometimes women will use the courts as a means to force a man to be more ‘present’ (not being judgmental, i’d want my son’s father all to myself too *shrug*))

  • Y me?

    Doubt it. Angela wud win full custody easily. Not only do courts recognize young babies especially need mommy, shes a stable financially capable woman with no criminal history and he was a flaky scammer.

  • Malcom Flex

    Naw she comes from money no need to get him murked over custody she didn’t do it.

  • AG

    He’s just gonna say it was self defense.

  • Judge Mental Will

    Ugly people always murdering somebody.

  • Dollface

    Anything is possible. White folks kill each other all the time about stuff like this, when they have money. Wade was able to take his kids from their mama, Harvey was able to take his from Winston’s mama.

    Sutton Jr, is a boy and there’s always that “a boy needs his father” theory. Depending on how bad this was getting – I wouldn’t put it past anyone.

  • TMW

    This is what I was thinking too.

  • Dollface

    I just did some checking and apparently they were involved in ugly custody battle as well as child support. It says Sutton Sr, wanted very bad to be apart of his son’s life and Angela was making it hard. They said days before he was murdered he was supposed to appear in court over custody. She had also take a restraining order out on him.

  • Y me?

    If he was involved in shady business i too wud fight like hell to have him only have limited access to my son. The murder for hire plot seems ludicrous to me

  • Dowoop

    But that’s cuz the parent losing custody was always not as well of as the parent winning. In this case they are on even footing.

  • Dowoop

    In the garage too. Meaning they are quite familiar with each other. A stranger not walking up in your garage and argue with you so easily.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Exactly! That creature above is ugly as hell.

  • Dowoop

    LMFAO

  • bella28498 .

    Yea right, so the killer hands himself in on a silver platter.

  • bella28498 .

    It was, that’s exactly what it was

  • bella28498 .

    So why get pregnant by a guy who “has shady business”. From the looks of it Angela Simmons while family ain’t nothing but fraudsters, molestors, and killers.

  • Dollface

    Which is exactly why the chances of them winning joint custody was in inevitable until he was mysteriously murdered days before court.

  • Dollface

    And if they did this, this brings into question what really happen between that Simmons that was murdered that has gone unsolved.

  • Dollface

    This dude done made it 37 years with his so called shady business practices and he mysteriously murdered right before court. She had to have known he was murdered before everyone, but it wasn’t until the shaderoom announced he was murdered that she posted the so called “dedication” to him. Something about this whole situation sounds fishy.

  • Y me?

    Hindsight is 20 20 of course. And none of us can rewind time so we just try to make better decisions going forward, which is what it seems like Angela was trying to do.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    good point! because if i don’t know you, and you set your feet or tires on the Edge of my driveway, we already planning on you not getting close enough to get inside the garage. absolutely NO trespassing, Lol!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Believe it or not, a lot of people who read the blog don’t know who she is. Not us, of course.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I believe it somn more. One kill shot to the head would have sufficent. But the fact that he was shot multiple times in the head is over kill. He was slaughtered over custody issues?

  • Malai

    I feel like Angela had something to do with this

  • bella28498 .

    Naw she got lonely and needed companionship and just didn’t care. Angela purposely got pregnant and thought she was gonna shot gun ole boy down the aisle and it didn’t work out this turning bitter and not letting the man see his son.

  • Y me?

    Ok, although that makes me wonder if you’re overestimating the appeal of GUHH? These blog readers don’t know the daughter of a hip hop legend, but they know a reality show that comes on We Tv where bow wow is the most famous name? ?

  • Y me?

    If you say so dear ?????

  • Cricket404

    This is scandalous! This has absolutely nothing to do with Angela who lives in New York. This is home grown scandal, all the players are ATLiens, politically affiliated and friends. Michael Williams said he didn’t do it, they got the wrong guy NOT that Sutton was killed in self defense. Jackie Patterson moonlights as a Judge.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    LMfao ?????

  • Lady” Youngblood

    She ain’t bout dat life

  • Logan Roberts

    Sutton was fine.

  • T Willis

    Lol ?

  • T Willis

    I read about that on RWS. It definitely created suspicion. Then, this guy turns himself in, when the custody stories start to gain traction? Very suspicious.

  • T Willis

    Yeah she accused him of domestic violence?

  • Queen B

    Lol ?

  • T Willis

    Recognizable where? Her dad’s reality show from 2003? Her shoe line that failed? Her attempt at modeling or designing, or whatever…? I can’t even differentiate between her and her sister.

  • bella28498 .

    Yea that’s the story

  • Peace

    He lived in the neighborhood with Atlanta elites Both mayors past and present, lawyers, judges, etc. Angela told Uncle Russell in an episode of Growing up Hip Hop he did Real Estate, other legit services, but had been to jail, and was arrested for domestic violence. This is nothing new. She and her family knew and didn’t judge him on his past??
    He owned the home where he was killed. This dude was prolly over his head in scandalous dealings with his high profile crook connections. Thus his demise. He is rumored to have attended the prestigious Woodward Academy in East Point and spoken highly of by mentors as a youth.
    Some folk take the wrong path and pay the penalty for crossing crime bosses.
    Even the arrest of his killer was low key. WSBTV reporter received a tip the killer was turning himself in. What the???
    Now if neighbors saw the argument and the suspect flee in a vehicle, why did police not give chase by helicopter or otherwise with the discription. This was a hit and personal. He was prolly snitch on someone in regards to his drug trafficking case to get a lighter sentence. The killer arrived at police headquarters in a drop top Bentley with his Attorney/Judge to turn himself in for a mafia style hit in broad daylight.

    This had nothing to do with Angela

  • Cricket404

    I went down this path yesterday. I really don’t think it has anything to do with Angela. He was well connected- Langford (Kasim’s) wife or soon to be ex, marched for gun rights on Tuesday for her “friend” that was killed this past weekend. The fact that this has been so quiet and contained screams political connections.

  • Cricket404

    I agree, this has nothing to do with Angela. I think it’s about money, real money not child support money. No sirens, a coroner truck, no media access. WSB was knocking on doors trying to get a story.

  • Peace

    Lol. That part of town and “THIS”

  • Y me?

    LOL I stand corrected then. I don’t think shes mainstream or a household name but i assumed she was recognizable in the urban sphere. Most black ppl have heard of run dmc so i didnt think it wud be so hard to imagine that ppl know of rev runs kids. Apparently I’m wrong

  • Skylar1

    seems like I be on a one way trip out the country,,but I hopefully would never put myself in that situation.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Oooooo wait a drop top Bentley! And I was wondering why they never released a description of the vehicle since ppl witnessed the incident there are a lot of things off with this. Smh

  • Floriduhh Evans

    Took the words out of my mouth…too bad I didn’t realize it until he passed ?

  • T Willis

    Lol! No, I know what you mean. But most ppl are probably familiar with things like this decade ?…

    I kid ?

  • Peace

    The judge/lawyer was driving the drop top. They pimp walked into the jail.

  • Dollface

    NY’ers are all the way tied into ATL – especially if you’re in the entertainment business. Not only that – the family has money and have been around for a very long time.

    I’m not saying she did have anything to do with it, but I’m definitely saying that the fact that she lives in NY has NO BEARINGS on rather or not she could’ve had something to do with this.

  • Munchosgirl

    Not true, at least not her in Miami….I have a friend was getting hers…she told the judge he be on the corner, they made him pay…was years ago..minimal but he still had to pay.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I’m not sure how the hell that worked out being that when you go to court for child support you are required to submit all tax documents and bank accounts and check stubs an accounting for your money for them to determine how much you can pay. Often times if you don’t have a job or proof of what you make they usually will award the minimum amount which in some states is 25-50 bucks a month. A court can not enforce anything illegal if they counted his drug money then that would be saying continue to break the law to pay child support and if that’s the case he should have had a lawyer and that judge reported.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Oh my damn!! I wonder how this gone turn out! And I wonder how much he charge if he riding around in that type of luxury

  • Peace

    Dude was playing with all the wrong people. His drug case got him knocked off. I font blame Angela for wanting to end their relationship. Folk co parent all the time. He snitched on some higher up dealers. He was moving massive amounts of drugs to get that trafficking charge reduced to a misdemeanor without snitching. Even to afford that Mansion. He prolly aint had a legal means of employment his entire adult life.
    Some stuff just catch up with you and cancel you out. This thug rest his soul pissed off his associates royally and they ended him.

  • monique

    What made him turn himself in?