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Slim Dunkin may have been killed over stolen candy, police say

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On Friday, Atlanta rapper and Brick Squad member Slim Dunkin was fatally shot in a recording studio. At the time, police were mum on suspects and a motive in the killing.

But on Tuesday, Atlanta’s WSB-TV reported that police believe Dunkin was killed after an altercation over a stolen piece of candy.

‘The information we’re getting, it’s unconfirmed, but witnesses are saying this whole thing started over a piece of candy,’ homicide detective David Quinn told the news station.

According to police, witnesses said the fracas began after Dunkin (born Mario Hamilton) grabbed a piece of candy from another man in the studio, which led to an argument and a fistfight. It ended with Dunkin being shot once in the chest. He was taken to Atlanta’s Grady Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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After Dunkin’s death, fellow Brick Squad member Waka Flocka Flame took to Twitter to mourn. Much of it is unprintable, but the sentiments include ‘I bet my boy in a better place...save my spot, Dunk.’ Dunkin’s Facebook page has also turned into a de facto memorial wall.

Dunkin made his name in the last two years in a series of cameos on Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka mixtapes. Most recently, he released ‘Menace II Society’ on Halloween, a free mixtape that featured appearances by Gucci Mane, Flocka and Travis Porter.

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-- Jeff Weiss


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