Atlanta police say the death of Bricksquad rapper, Slim Dunkin, started from a fight over candy sold inside the recording studio where the shooting took place. Homicide detective, David Quinn, gives WSB-TV a play-by-play of Mario "Slim Dunkin'" Hamilton's killing on Friday evening (Dec. 16). Check it out below:
"Someone came in and struck him and a fight insued. Now the information we're getting, and it's unconfirmed but, witnesses are saying that this whole thing started over a piece of candy," Quinn tells WSB-TV.
According to WSB-TV, Slim Dunkin's attacker went out to attain a gun after a dispute over the candy, "based on the evidence we have, whoever he was fighting with, secured a weapon and shot him."
Detective Quinn continues to tell WSB-TV that the studio was filled with "at least 20-30 people" at the time of the shooting, prepping for a photo shoot.
The rapper was shot around 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the small recording studio in southeast Atlanta and transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said at the time that witnesses were giving conflicting accounts of what happened. "It seems everybody witnessed something very different," police Maj. Keith Meadows told the AP. "We're just trying to go back and make sense of everything."