The Atlanta rapper Rondo Quando was involved in a dispute that led to a shooting. Speculation about the incident has been discussed on the podcast “No Jumper” and various news outlets. Rondo Quando arrived at the hospital, where he owns his own podcast, after the shooting took place. The Atlanta Police Department believes that Mr. Bennett, also known as Von or King, was shot during the initial shootout between two groups of males. Investigators confirm that Bennett, also known as Von or King, was one of the individuals killed in the shooting. The APD is currently trying to stop the ongoing shootings and has responded to prior incidents involving these two groups.
It’s with great sadness that I have to confirm that King Von has passed away. I spoke with his manager who luckily has survived being shot and is currently recovering in the hospital. However, Von manager did confirm that Von was shot and did not make it. 😢 RIP King Von
The case of Bennett’s homicide, currently classified as “Closed,” is now being investigated by the APD. Mr. Leeks, who is undergoing treatment for a gunshot wound, is in police custody at Grady Hospital, where the shooting took place. Arrest warrants for 22-year-old Timothy Leeks, charged with Felony Murder in connection with the shooting death of Mr. Bennett, were secured by the Atlanta Police Department’s Homicide Unit on November 8th, as confirmed by the Vulture Department.
Stereogum wrote in their review of Welcome that the storyteller rap has shown great promise for a long time. He’s got a real shot at becoming great. Welcome, James LeVon’s second album of 2020, was described as a “my gone twin” by his friend on Instagram, Durk. The two individuals charged with attempted murder and other charges, including an incident in Atlanta in June 2019, were the ones charged. Durk, who has frequently collaborated with Von and signed him to Only the Family, wrote about his childhood friend on Instagram. The charges were dropped, and Von began rapping when he was 19 years old and in jail on a murder charge, as Billboard reported. Just a week before his death, Von released his third album, Welcome to O’Block, on the brink of a breakout.
Tributes have been poured in from the community for the rapper Chance, who tweeted, “I can’t believe it, God bless his family and RIP Von, this year was so tough.” Fellow Chicago rapper and collaborator G Polo wrote on Instagram, “🖤RIP🕊🕊🕊, fasho🖤RIP🕊🕊🕊,” along with the hashtags “💔” and “Was a real one, a good-hearted & 💯one💯.” Another collaborator, Calboy, tweeted, “No Cuzo,” adding that he had seen Von breaking bread with his family and recognized his potential from hearing a few of his songs. Rapper Omarion also added on Twitter, “Rest in power King Von, I had seen him breaking bread with his family and recognized his potential.” Von’s collaborator DJ Chopsquad posted a tribute, saying, “@kingvonfrmdao bro, I love you, you were a real producer who made me grow with you, every moment meant something to me. RIP Bestfriend.” Many others, including Cordae, Mob A$AP, YG, and others, tweeted messages saying “RIP.”
Wow. This year was so tough. rip von God bless him and his family I can’t believe it
No not Cuzo! 💔
Rest in power King von. I seen the potential. I heard a few songs but more than that I seen him breaking bread with his family. I respect that. I Kinect with that. Words are powerful. We have to be mindful of the words we keep & speak. Sending love to his family & loved ones.
DAMN. JUS TAP’D IN WIT YOU GANGSTAR I P KING VON ❤️
RIP KING VON
Rest in Paradise King Von 🕊🕊🙏🏽
RIP King Von
Von’s spokesperson additionally released the subsequent declaration, affirming the report of his passing.
King Von, a rising rapper known for his visceral storytelling, passed away in Atlanta on November 6. Born and raised in Chicago’s O’Block neighborhood, Dayvon Bennett emerged from difficult circumstances to become one of music’s most promising stars. The 26-year-old artist left us just as the world was beginning to grasp the depths of his talents. Last week, Von shared his debut album, Welcome to O’Block, offering a cinematic and vivid account of his origin story, providing an inside perspective on neighborhood life and the trauma wrought by the criminal justice system. King Von was a luminary — a natural storyteller, an artist on the verge of superstardom who had so much more to give the world. He overcame myriad unjust circumstances yet remained steadfastly dedicated to giving back to the community that raised him, O’Block. He was a devoted father, a deeply loyal friend, and a man who took care of his people before himself. We are heartbroken for his family, his friends, his team, and his fans. Long live King Von.