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Timothy ‘Lil Tim’ Leeks, 22, Charged With Murdering Rapper King Von in Atlanta

Posted on | November 11, 2020 | 1 Comment

Since we reported Friday (“Rapper Killed by ‘Systemic Racism’ and Semiautomatic Pistol Fire, But Mainly …”) on the death of Dayvon Bennett, a/k/a “King Von,” Atlanta police have moved forward with their investigation of the homicide of the Chicago-born rapper. On Saturday, they arrested Timothy “Lil Tim” Leeks, 22, on a felony murder charge.

Leeks, who is from Savannah, was reportedly part of a crew associated with Atlanta rapper Tyquian Terrel Bowman, a/k/a “Quando Rondo.” In the wee hours of Friday morning, outside a hookah club in downtown Atlanta, some kind of quarrel broke out (reportedly over a woman) between King Von’s crew and Quando’s crew. What began as a beatdown quickly escalated into a shootout captured on video.

There is still some question of who shot whom in the incident. In addition to King Von, 34-year-old Mark Blakely of Chicago was also killed and four others were wounded, including Leeks. One source of confusion is that Atlanta police were on the scene at the time of the shooting, and officers also fired shots, but police say none of them shot King Von; rather, police started firing after the gun battle between the rival crews started, in an attempt to end the shootout, and it is so far unclear if anyone was hit by police gunfire. What this incident highlights is the overlap between the hiphop culture and street crime.

The reason King Von moved to Atlanta was because he was wanted by police, and also hunted by gang rivals, in his hometown of Chicago. Last year, King Von and his rap buddy were charged with robbery and attempted murder in Atlanta. The guy charged with killing King Von is also a criminal; three months ago, Leeks was busted in Savannah:

In August, the Savannah Police Department charged Leeks with attempt or conspiracy to violate the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, theft by receiving stolen property and obstruction after an investigation led to the seizure of guns, more than 15 pounds of marijuana and nearly $16,000. He was one of five arrested in the investigation.

Guns, dope, thousands of dollars in cash — this is what it’s all about. Just more victims of “systemic racism,” like Joe Biden says.




One Response to “Timothy ‘Lil Tim’ Leeks, 22, Charged With Murdering Rapper King Von in Atlanta”

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