The Fulton County coroner's office, where autopsy's are performed in Atlanta, has denied leaking graphic photos of slain rapper King Von.
Von, real name Dayvon Bennett, 26, was shot outside a nightclub in downtown Atlanta on Nov. 6. He was taken by private vehicle to Grady Hospital where he died.
Days later, his autopsy photos were posted on social media, prompting Von's associates to blame the coroner's office for the leak.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office released a statement on its website on Nov. 10 denying allegations that they leaked (or sold) the grisly photos of the Chicago gangster-turned rapper laying on an autopsy table.
In so many words, the Fulton County ME put the blame for the leak on the funeral home that picked up the body from the coroner's office.
"On November 6, 2020, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office performed an autopsy of D. Bennett, age 26, who died. On November 10, the Medical Examiner’s Office was contacted regarding photographs of Mr. Bennett’s body that had been released to online outlets.
"After an internal investigation, the Medical Examiner’s office is confident that those photos were taken after the time Mr. Bennett’s body was released by the Medical Examiner’s office."
The Internet reacted with outrage after someone leaked grisly photos of slain rapper King Von laying on an autopsy table.
Von, real name Dayvon Bennett, was shot by a member of Savannah rapper Quando Rondo's crew during a fistfight outside a hookah lounge in downtown Atlanta early Friday.
The 26-year-old gangster-turned rapper later died during surgery at Grady Hospital. The pictures were likely taken after his body was taken to the morgue across the street from Grady Hospital, where autopsies are conducted.
The alleged autopsy images were originally uploaded to Instagram by user @fyndeeboyy who quickly deleted the pictures. But the graphic images circulating on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
It's tradition for Chicago gang members to post autopsy or open casket photos of deceased "opps" (opposition or gang rivals) to disrespect them even in death.
One King Von fan responded to the images circulating on Reddit.com:
"That sh*t is sick. Imagining [sic] people messing and taking pictures of your lifeless body when you die. If this happened to king von imagine how many pictures probably get taken and never get leaked."
Others were not so polite. Gang members affiliated with O-block, a notorious city block in Chicago, took to Instagram and TikTok to voice their anger and frustration over the photos (see below).
But that's not all they're mad about.
King Von's sister, Kayla B. clapped back at rap mogul Tip "T.I." Harris he shared an Instagram post asking out-of-towners to kill each other on their own home turfs.
T.I.'s post also sparked outrage among different Chicago gang factions -- some of whom have booked flights to Atlanta. Below is an alleged veiled threat to T.I.
Hopefully, Atlanta's mayor's office is monitoring the situation on social media. Atlanta's streets are about to become a bloodbath.
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