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Rapper Killed by ‘Systemic Racism’ and Semiautomatic Pistol Fire, But Mainly …

Posted on | November 6, 2020 | 2 Comments

. . . yeah, it was the pistols that killed him:

A well-known rapper was one of the people killed in a shooting outside an Atlanta hookah lounge early Friday morning.
The shooting happened around 4 a.m. outside of the Monaco Hookah Lounge on Trinity Avenue near Forsyth Street.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Dayvon Bennett, aka King Von and two others were shot and later died as a result of their injuries.
Investigators said Bennett and a group of men went to the downtown Atlanta location after leaving the Opium Nightclub where two men approached them in the parking lot and an argument began.
Police told FOX 5’s Emilie Ikeda the dispute became physical between two large groups of people. Guns were drawn, and the groups started shooting at each other, despite an APD patrol car parked in their line of sight, according to police.
“One of them was actually in his patrol car with his blue lights on, so visibility was there, but again the incident happened, so we’re hopeful that with the GBI assistance we can get to the bottom of everything,” said Deputy Chief Timothy Peek with Atlanta Police.
Two off-duty uniformed officers were working at the Monaco Hookah Lounge.
One of the off-duty officers along with an on-duty officer who was patrolling the area attempted to intervene, but Peek said the situation “continued to escalate with them being there.”
He confirmed both officers fired at the groups. It has not been determined if the officers struck any of the five people, but Peek said it is highly likely.
According to APD, Bennett was shot during the initial shootout between the two groups prior to police responding and attempting to stop the shooting. Bennett was not located at the scene, but arrived at a hospital shortly after the shooting, via private vehicle.

Here’s a question: Why was Chicago native Dayvon Bennett, a/k/a “King Von” in Atlanta? Because in addition to being a “well-known rapper,” he was a gangster, and between the police and rival gangsters gunning for him, his hometown was too dangerous for him. But of course, this young victim of “systemic racism” was not to blame for the criminal violence that surrounded him his entire life, up until he got shot to death.

Did I say “gangster”? Bennett’s grandfather was the co-founder of Chicago’s Black Gangster Disciples. Bennett was in and out of jail from the time he was a teenager. At 19, he was charged with first-degree murder, but “witnesses failed to testify” and he walked free in 2017. Two years later, Bennett was charged with attempted murder in Atlanta:

The attempted murder case against well-known rapper Lil Durk will be moving forward. That was the ruling of a Fulton County judge Friday.
The rapper, whose given name is Durk Derrick Bank, faces several felony charges in connection to a shooting at The Varsity including attempted murder.
Banks and his co-defendant, King Von, whose given name is Devon Bennett, huddled together in a Fulton County courtroom Friday for a probable cause hearing. Prosecutors said the two men robbed and shot a man outside popular Atlanta drive-in on February 5.
Prosecutors told the judge Alexander Witherspoon was shot outside the restaurant and his Jeep Cherokee and $30,000 in cash were stolen in a robbery. But attorneys for the rappers implied Witherspoon had a gun and their clients were defending themselves. . . .
Atlanta Police Detective Jeffrey Churchill said his department talked with two witnesses on the scene and secured surveillance tape from several Midtown businesses which showed the shooting. . . .
A Chicago police captain flew in for the hearing he told the court both were documented members of the notorious Black Disciples. Both are charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and street gang activities among other charges.

Somehow, despite police having surveillance video of the robbery, Bennett and his gangster accomplice were out on the street where, coincidentally, they ended up in a gunfight outside a club at 4 a.m.

But I’m sure “systemic racism” must be to blame . . .



2 Responses to “Rapper Killed by ‘Systemic Racism’ and Semiautomatic Pistol Fire, But Mainly …”

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    November 11th, 2020 @ 12:38 pm

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