DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police are investigating a deadly shooting outside a bar overnight.
According to Chamblee police, officers responded to SL Lounge in the 4000 block of Buford Highway around 1:15 a.m. Thursday.
Police said the victim, Clifford Dixon, 32, had just arrived at the location when he was shot several times.
According to TMZ, Dixon is the ex-boyfriend of "Love and Hip-Hop" star Erica Mena and a close friend of NBA star Kevin Durant. Dixon was at the club to celebrate his birthday, according to a post on Instagram.
The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died.
“He gone, like, he’s not coming back,” rapper and "Love and Hip-Hop" cast member Akbar V said. “I done lost so many people during this year, and I’m like, is this supposed to happen?”
Akbar V was Dixon's close friend. She said she was supposed to go to the birthday party but declined and stayed home instead.
Through her grief, Akbar V had this message: “You just have to be prayed up out here because this life is real. Man don’t control death. God do, so I know it was his time. I really believe that.”
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