A 22-year-old has been charged following the shooting death of Chicago rapper King Von who was killed in Atlanta last week.
Timothy Leeks, who is currently in police custody at an Atlanta hospital with a gunshot wound, has been charged with murder after a confrontation outside a nightclub erupted into multiple parties exchanging gunfire early Friday morning.
Three people, including King Von, were killed in the incident which occurred around 3:20 a.m. in the parking lot of the Monaco Hookah Lounge.
According to two off-duty Atlanta officers and other witnesses, two groups of men were arguing in the parking lot before shooting began.
One of the off-duty officers intervened along with an on-duty officer on patrol nearby and also fired shots. Ambulances later transported three people to a nearby hospital and three others were taken to hospitals in private cars. Two individuals were detained at the scene.
The police officers involved were not among the injured or deceased.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is handling the officer-involved-shooting aspect of the case while the city’s homicide division investigates the deaths. Both investigations are expected to determine who was shot in the initial exchange and who was shot by police. APD has claimed its preliminary findings showed that King Von was killed in the initial exchange between the two groups of men.
More charges are expected to be filed, but the investigation remains active, police said.