Sutton Tennyson

Angela Simmons is mourning her ex-fiancé Sutton Tennyson, who was shot and killed during an argument in an upscale Southwest Atlanta subdivision on Saturday, Nov. 3.

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 on the floor in his garage.

Angela Simmons, the 31-year-old daughter of Run DMC's Rev. Run, shared photos and videos in tribute to Tennyson on her Instagram page on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Angela Simmons

In the caption of a photo showing Tennyson holding their son, Sutton Joseph Tennyson, 2, the Growing Up Hip Hop star wrote, “Thank you for leaving behind my greatest gift . I’m hurting . I’m numb. Thank you for the out pouring of love everyone . I cant believe I’m even saying Rest In Peace Sutton . I promise to hold SJ down in every way I promise."

Tennyson lived in the same subdivision as Atlanta's current Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the previous mayor Kasim Reed. The subdivision has been plagued with escalating crime and violence in recent years.

Two years ago, police responded to a violent home invasion around the corner from Kasim Reed's home.
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The 24-hour presence of police outside the mayor's home has not deterred crime in the subdivision, which was once home to mega wealthy preacher Creflo Dollar, as well as rappers and reality TV stars.

Reality TV star Porsha Williams, who once lived in the same neighborhood, was rushed to the hospital on Sunday complaining of extreme abdominal pain and lightheadedness.

Williams, 37, is pregnant with her fiancé Dennis McKinley's baby. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and her baby are reportedly doing fine. She is due to deliver her baby daughter in December.

  • Phillybruh

    You aged her a whole 6 years in this story..R.I.P though

  • GAPeach

    This is truly sad. All children deserve both parents.

  • Victorious82

    So sad. He had a shady past. I hope that wasn’t the cause of his demise. May he RIP

  • Fire & Ice

    What a sad story. I feel terrible for this little boy.

  • cpatterson_22

    Same neighborhood, more like right around the corner from Mayor Bottoms, about three houses.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    How we get on Porsha in a post about Sutton? Too early

  • Coy little wink


    I hear there's lots of crime in ATL. Contractors killing folks now...its that's bad?

  • Mob67

    "The subdivision has been plagued with escalating crime and violence in recent years."-----NOT TRUE. SMDH

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    This is really sad...that poor little boy will grow up without his father

  • Rayne

    Dang. I feel so sorry for his lil boy.?

  • Kim’s Original Face

    2 stories in one.

    That girl is not 37. This is very sad to hear I hope she finds some peace. Another child has to grow up with out a father due to gun violence senseless ?

  • iWasteTime

    How is the perp still at large though? With witnesses.
    Damn, she isn't 37, neither is Vanessa

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Right. She's 31.

  • tintin

    I use to have a thing for the dope boys, jailbirds and swaggy men in my early 20s. But then i woke the hell up and realized that eventually i was either gonna have to attend/plan a funeral or visit a jail every month. I woke the hell up and snapped out of it and grew up That lifestyle usually kills you or ends you up in jail. After leaving my ex he was shot and killed 2 years later. Fast money is never worth it.

  • Kanyade

    Condolences to the family.

  • Coco Mcluvin

    OMG! This is so sad?...Praying for her and her child ?

  • Coco Mcluvin

    I was for sure thinking I missed a couple of years because I didn't think she was that old!

  • Dowoop

    Or you get killed when they are trying to get to him.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I remember back in the day when I used to see *known* drug dealers driving luxury cars with their gfs in the front seat, and I used to always wonder if these women weren't scared that someone would roll up and shoot their boyfriend in the car, and then shoot them too. Just seemed like a big risk to take to be "living that life".

  • FukkFolks2018

    Angela Simmons, the 37-year-old daughter
    Not the time for shade. She just saw 31

  • Yui

    I was gonna comment...


  • shelly

    I’m curious to know what line of work did he do to afford him that kind of life and did it lead to his death?

  • Logan Roberts

    Two unrelated stories grouped together huh? Tacky as hell. And Angela is not 31 nor does she look it. Thanks management.

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  • hottlanta

    Betta ask Queen heroin steve harvey 3rd wife marjorie how she survived being married to 2 dope dealers n both of them r cousins.

  • RespectSelf

    My heart goes out to his family and the love ones he is leaving behind. This is really sad smh. I feel bad for his son. Did have more kids?

    But I have to comment on the write up. I wonder if these write ups are to test who is actually reading the full post lol

  • SandraRose

    Angela starting that boy out early. No father in the home. Dressing him like he's her man. ?

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  • SandraRose

    She once lived in the same subdivision.

  • Bashi22

    Wow my heart goes out to his son. Angela is 37 Sandra. To live in the same place as the mayor of the city that is plagued with violence. That say a lot about their leadership. I know you cannot control crime to zero. However it’s your responsibility as a people voted for Mayor to try your best. These black leaders only wants to look good and talk good that it’s.

  • Bashi22

    She doing it combo style lol. Sandra seem like she never wanted to report Sutton death.

  • Bashi22

    Shady Sandra Mae lol

  • Bashi22

    Sandra I believe you


    Sandy for the record , Guliford forest hasn’t been plagued with crime. The reach , I grew up there and my parents still live there. The reach !

  • Bashi22

    She better let Rev raise him

  • tia

    Very good looking guy. I think he was a tad bit too "fast" for Angela tho.
    I never really heard anything favorable about this gentleman. Prayerfully, the baby or Angela was not visiting at the time of this incident. Whatever the case, a baby is left without a dad. And no excuse for him to be killed in a cold and callous manner. Praying for the Simmons and Tennyson families. RIP Mr. Sutton

  • MsPam

    I don’t blame her because if he wasn’t Angela’s baby daddy people ( especially black folks) wouldn’t have cared about his death. In my Sandra voice “Do better” ?????

  • KcoolMuziq
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  • Mrs. King

    Sandra every celebrity dress their child basically how they dress. U catty

  • SandraRose

    Are you saying Angela dresses her baby like an Instagram thot?

  • hottlanta

    Where have u been. Everyone knows about it.

  • Pamela

    I'm not sure which post you all reading. It specifically says that Angela is 31 years old, not 37. Porsha on the other hand is said to be 37.

  • SandraRose

    Please visit to see a list of petty crimes, murders and home invasions in the area.

  • SandraRose

    Thanks, hun. I planned to move to Guilford Forest in the mid 1990s - until I saw Creflo Dollar abandoned his 10,000 sq. ft. mansion for a safer neighborhood. His mansion sat on the market for years.

  • SandraRose

    I was off for the weekend, as are most of you. ?


    That’s for Southwest Atlanta , not Guliford Forest ?

  • SandraRose

    You have to zoom in, Richie.


    Ok I’ll look again.

  • SandraRose

    I agree. A man needs to raise him so he doesn't grow up to suffer the same fate as his daddy.

  • Gail

    Exactly. Stop shading our area. I've lived within 3 miles of guilford forest for 25 years. This area is, and always has been full of wealth. My neighbors include a judge, 5 doctors, a professional athlete, ivy leaguers like myself, engineers, a fire chief, and a former Fulton county police commisioner. Stop the lies. Are you jealous, or just petty as hell?

  • SandraRose

    Just a typo, no shade.

  • SandraRose

    This stately home is for sale in Guilford Forest for $850K. Is it time to back?

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  • Gail

    Maybe it's because in the mid 1990's, when I also looked in guilford, a 10000 sq foot mansion was totally out of place! Facts matter!

  • Quitedeliteful

    The baby looks just like his daddy, so cute! I wonder what argument could have been so bad that it lead to this guy getting shot in the head! Just crazy...

  • Quitedeliteful

    It's shocking that an area where the Mayor lives would be riddled with crime. You'd think it would be the safest area in the State!

  • Gail

    Where do you get your real estate advice? Have you ever been to Atlanta country club? Gates all over the place.

  • Bashi22

    Lol i knew you was but Sutton wasn’t no major celebrity so he can wait.

  • Bashi22

    Exactly because all Angela do is model for the Instagram. She a trust fund child, she should take some business acumen from Paris Hilton.

  • Bashi22

    He would do a great job at it too.

  • Bashi22

    Creflo felt it in his spirit so he up and leave.

  • SpillyNillie

    Sad that his son will grow up without ever really knowing his Pops. RIP

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    illuminiti hit of course


    Bloop , now we are aware that crime in all of Atlanta , but she made it seems like it Bankhead , west end , or bluff type of Crime.

  • SandraRose

    2 mayors live there. Kasim and Keisha. Past and present.

  • Alextra Ballard

    This is devastating....poor baby Sutton well grow up never knowing his biological father. I'm just glad he nor Angela were in harms way.

  • Trace da Ace

    RIP....dang...this is so sad prayer are with his family and Angela and her family as well. This is so sad....

  • cherrypie

    This is so sad. Another child has to grow up without a father due to gun violence.

  • Chipswife

    It's a matter of time before they release a pic or video of a person of interest. I can almost guarantee a neighbor outdoor camera (Ring or Nest) probably caught information.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    So sad especially for that baby. He will grow up without a father. I am so tired of women loving bad guys and I’m sick and tired of baby mama culture. It’s not attractive because everything is affecting kids.

  • Lady_Elle

    Sutton was killed.... he is the victim here.
    The child's mother is wealthy and comes from a good family.
    While not perfect... it is way ahead of what is in 2nd place.

  • Lady_Elle

    My sincere condolences to Sutton's family, friends, loved ones.
    So incredibly sad.

  • Tlowe89

    Prayers go out to her and his family

  • SunRiseBlossom

    What makes you think this?!

  • Miss Thang

    This is terrible. That poor little baby. How could someone take away a baby's parent???!!!!!! I bet the argument was over something stupid!!!

  • Peace

    This man had moved on with another woman he shared that mansion with. Who knows what really happened. APD was really sloppy in updating the public as to how he was murdered or if it was a self defense homocide or a suspect at large. Homeowners must be terrified there's a killer on the loose in their neighborhood that took a life and left the victim to die in his garage. Rumors are rampant about the deceased turning informant in exchange for a lighter sentence in a drug trafficking case being reduced, possibly leading to a setup or hit on his life to silence him.
    He seemed like a nice person s Gentle Giant. Probably why Angela was attracted too him.
    Rest in Eternal Peace Sutton. May the creator watch over your Young Son.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker
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  • Skin Deep Beauty

    HAPPENS EVERYDAY... need outrage EVERYDAY not just for celebrities!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    So this murder is special or different because??????? My Uncle was killed my unarmed cops and he had nothing to do with crime.. Was hiding from the bullets being fired til some one said a black guy i shiding under a car..As he was crawiling out with his hat inhis had the COPS SHOT AND KILLED him.. OOPS Im sorry he isnt a celebrity and he was 18 yrs of age! The cops said it was justified and offered $400 dollar dor funeral expenses!

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  • Ms.Devereaux

    According to Atlanta 11 they said that 3 suspects were in custody and no one connected was at large and that the house was under renovations and it was unclear if Sutton lives there which sounded strange to me but that was very early on maybe the first press release

  • RealATLPeach36

    There's more to it.....the truth will never be reported the streets will tell the story. I think it's about that Jan. indictment that he's working with the .....on or maybe Angela is ready to be back on top with her fashion again..

  • Judi Jupiter

    I was going to buy a house in that subdivision. Guilford Forest...

  • RealATLPeach36

    6:25 PM PT -- Tennyson's attorney, Daniel Nottes,
    tells (BLANK) ... "It's devastating to hear about this tragedy. Mr. Tennyson
    was a loving father and an overall prince of a man." He adds that
    Tennyson's child custody case with Angela regarding their 2-year-old is
    now over -- she will get sole custody, and it's sad his son will grow up
    without a father.

    8:10 AM PT -- The Atlanta PD tells (BLANK), they
    responded to a "shots fired" call at Sutton's home. Officers found him
    dead in his garage with multiple gunshot wounds. It now seems it was NOT
    a home invasion. Cops say Sutton was talking in the driveway with
    another man when the conversation escalated and he was shot. The suspect
    fled in a car.

  • Judi Jupiter

    This is still SW Atlanta unfortunately...

  • Judi Jupiter

    Guilford Forest has two different sides the last I saw.. you have the regular homes ($250-400k), and then the exclusives like the prices above..

  • Jethro

    Why are you on a celebrity blog complaining about celebrities getting attention?

  • Jethro

    Why are you on a celebrity blog complaining about celebrities getting attention?

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    I had a friend on mine killed, cause she was with a dope boy. Innocent but none the less, she was at his home when they came in on them, it was sad. Her mom only daughter.

  • Nikkiknows

    I know this dude was caught up in some things, but man, do I smell a huge rat...and I still want to know who killed Jam Master Jay...

  • Peace

    Again cops are not thst stupid. He wouldn't brle there if his name wasnt on the deed.

  • Use Logic People

    I don't know. Maybe because all the "attention" is here because a certain demographic loves to follow celebrity gossip more than fix their community?

  • Use Logic People

    Wrong. There are multiple victims. ShadesofEMPRESS was right. Women (especially the black ones) love themselves thugs and drug dealers no matter what their social setting is in life. Angela was born upper-class yet gets impregnated by a drug-dealer? Really?? Rev Run & fam take this L.

  • speakinmymind

    Yeah, we were too but folks apparently don't care about or can't afford regular lawn maintenance. The yards looked horrible...dried, dead grass and overgrown shrubs...temporary blinds, etc.

  • Lady_Elle

    Did not know that Sutton was a drug-dealer. :-(

  • Renee26

    Wow sorry to hear that

  • Use Logic People

    That is NOT wealth. You just named high-income EMPLOYEES. You did not mention ONE businessperson. I wish we'd get off this wage slave plantation because that's what's truly holding us back. Sandra please teach these folks sumtin'!

  • Li-Wright would think they would have private patrol; no? What about security cameras?

  • Cricket404

    I guess they will release what happened after elections.

  • Nikkiknows

    Literally in court less than a week ago about child support and custody?...something is not right...

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  • Digital KittE

    yeah, it has changed a lot over the years.

  • bemetoo


  • Karen Brady

    One of the many reasons I never dated as dealer. Getting blown away in his car or his apartment.

  • Ms.Devereaux

    Right!! Cuz I read the first report from the news that the police gave that said 3 ppl were in custody and nobody was at large I’m confused as hell but I do know they sometimes leak inaccurate info as well as leave stuff out but you right there are too many stories

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I was thinking the same thing as soon as I saw that. I hope she's not involved, and this doesn't end up like one of those episodes of Snapped or Deadly Women.

  • Erin

    and you are one of those in said certain demographic as you are here too correct?

  • Fodderwing


    Thought the same thing myself.

  • Fodderwing


    The plot thickens!


    Shut up

  • Gail

    Excuse you. I know a lot about wealth, not the least of which I learned through my Harvard MBA....dumbass.

  • Society Has Changed

    Yep! I can hear Rev Run in that voice, “Angela, what were you thinking?” Thank God she or the baby weren’t there! I just worry for their safety from these goons... ??

  • dontgetblocked

    Still trying to figure out how the Reverend ended up with two daughters who gave birth to bastards. Especially the virgin.. If you're going to claim to be a virgin, your birth control game needs to be tight.

  • Jethro

    Believe me, most of "a certain demographic" knows how to walk and chew gum at the same time.

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    Sad situation here but something sounds a little bit odd in this case.

  • gail jones

    Sure does

  • Solstice

    Yep!! I said that last night!!

  • Skylar1

    The other daughter married to a Wayans

  • Fodderwing


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  • Roxie Moxie

    Sounds like daddy's little girl gets what she wants and in this case sounds like it coulda been a set up made to look like "normal violence" that happens in ATL. Easy scapegoat. No one questions it. No one bats an eye.

    She got tired of him and maybe something was brewing behind closed doors, but either way....she wanted him out the way to have sole custody of their son.

  • Braxton P. Hartnabrig

    Well in Angela's case, she wanted that THUG LOVE. Thug love ends up 99.2 percent bastard child. Lil Rome had no chance against this man who was bonded to end up in jail or dead.

  • Braxton P. Hartnabrig

    Gun violence come with being into criminal activity. Sorry lil Romeo guy, going to Beverly Hills High wasn't good enough. But hey, you can have the thug leftover.

  • Braxton P. Hartnabrig

    SW Atlanta is mixed income. You have luxury apartments loaded with single black mothers who kids are causing havoc on the residents who pay full market rent prince. The beltline has expanded through the West End. It's only a matter of time before those kids start robbing white folks who only want to enjoy the beautiful exspansion of the Beltline.

  • Fiya

    Grow up.

  • parisjok

    when did she get married. far as I know she did not


    I can't sis

  • Malcom Flex

    Rich girl wanted a thug/goon.