Rapper Slim Dunkin was shot and killed Friday evening in an Atlanta recording studio.
Police Maj. Keith Meadows told The Associated Press that the rapper, born Mario Hamilton, was shot in the chest after getting into an argument with another individual. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
"It appears the victim was scheduled to do a photo shoot," Meadows said. "Before the video shoot took place, it appears the victim and suspect got involved in a verbal altercation. We don't know what that altercation was about... The suspect produced a weapon, discharged that handgun one time, striking the victim in the chest."
Meadows said that police have not been able to identify the suspect or recover the weapon that was used in the shooting, which took place around 5:30 p.m. He said as many as 20 people were inside the small building at the time of the incident, and that they are interviewing them to figure out what happened. Investigators remained at the scene for several hours.
"Right now we're just trying to....identify who may have seen what, really just trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together," Meadows said. "It seems everybody witnessed something very different. We're just trying to go back and make sense of everything."
Slim Dunkin was a childhood friend of Waka Flocka Flame and a member of the Brick Squad Monopoly crew, which included Waka, Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman and others. Slim appeared on Waka's debut, Flockaveli, last year and on the the joint Gucci/Waka album, Ferrari Boyz. This past October he released his own mixtape, Menace II Society, which featured Gucci Mane, Roscoe Dash and Pastor Troy.
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