Huffington Post announced this morning that rapper Slim Dunking was fatally shot while he was recording in his Atlanta studio. According to the declarations of the Atlanta police, the rapper whose real name was Mario Hamilton got into an argument with another individual on Friday and he was later on shot in his chest. The identity of the shooter is unknown, according to the declaration of police major Keith Meadows.
The Atlanta police are undergoing an investigation inside the building of the music studio. 20 people have been interviewed so far because they were in the building at the time of the shooting which was set around 5:30 p.m. However, the investigation is difficult because each witness was in a different area of the building. The handgun wasn’t found either.
Meadows told reporters that the police are trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together because witnesses presented different declarations. The officers are doing their best to identify the information that could clarify the death of Slim Dunkin. The only scenario they’ve come up with is that the rapper was preparing for a photo shoot when he got involved into a verbal altercation with the suspect. The latter produced a gun and shot the rapper in his chest. Slim Dunkin was brought to the hospital but it was too late to be saved.
Dunkin was only 20 years old and he was trying to become a rapper. He collaborated on various occasions with the rapper Waka Flocka Flame and was preparing for many other musical projects in 2012. When reporters asked him what he plans to do in the next year, Slim Dunkin reported “Music, music, music”.
Even though he was often described as a very talented rapper, Dunking denied that he had any unique lyrical abilities or style. He explained his success by saying that he knew how to talk about his past experiences and, thus, draw the public’s attention. The 20-year-old performer also declared that he was trying to make a living as a rapper in order to provide for his family.