Chicago rapper King Von was reportedly killed during a shootout in Atlanta. He was 26.
King Von, real name Dayvon Daquan Bennett, was shot early Friday morning outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge on Trinity Avenue around 3 a.m., AJC.com reports.
11Alive‘s Jerry Carnes said an argument inside the club lead to gunfire between two groups.
Two men were killed at the scene and Bennett and one other man were wounded in the shootout and transported to a hospital. Bennett was later pronounced dead.
An argument at a club on Trinity Avenue lead to gunfire between two groups. Two APD officers got involved. Two men are dead. Officers are ok. GBI investigating. pic.twitter.com/mdS69KdntL
— Jerry Carnes 11Alive (@jcarnes11alive) November 6, 2020
Two off-duty Atlanta Police officers who were moonlighting as club security were involved in the shooting. No police were injured.
In May 2014, Bennett, who was affiliated with a Chicago street gang, was charged with murder for fatally shooting a man and wounding two others during a birthday party in the Englewood neighborhood.
Bennett served prison time and was released on good behavior.
Bennett is also linked to the murders of Chicago gang bangers Gakirah Barnes in 2014 and Joseph “JoJo” Coleman in 2012.