DeKalb County

New video shows shooting death of man who had appeared on Atlanta reality show

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police have released new video of the night a man who had appeared on an Atlanta reality show was shot and killed.

Clifford Dixon, 32, was shot outside the SL Lounge on Buford Highway on March 21. Police said he was ambushed outside his car.

Dixon was the ex-boyfriend of "Love & 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. His murder made national headlines.

Nearly 6 months later, police have released surveillance footage of the moments the gunman, who has not been identified, fired the shot that killed Dixon.

Channel 2's Michael Seiden obtained the video, which shows the fatal encounter in the parking lot.

Seiden has stayed in close contact with the victim's family and police since Dixon was killed.


Seiden talked to Dixon's mother, who is hoping police will track down her son's killer, who has been on the run since that night in March.

"I'm just thinking, like, maybe I'm going to wake up and it's just going to be a nightmare," Cheryl Williams said. "My son is gone. My family is devastated. I'm never going to get over this."

In the newly-released video, the man police say is the shooter walks around in the parking lot, waiting for Dixon to arrive. As soon as Dixon gets out of the SUV, the man in the hoodie makes his move.

Channel 2 Action News stopped the video just before the fatal shots were fired.

Williams raised Dixon in the Washington, D.C, area. Dixon later moved to Atlanta to pursue his career as a rapper and entrepreneur.

The 32-year-old was a close childhood friend of Durant and appeared briefly on "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta."

"He had a giving heart," Williams said. "He was loved by everybody. There was nothing he wouldn't do for anybody. When he left, part of me left with him. I don't think I'm ever, ever going to get that back."

Detectives are asking the public to take a close look at the video because they hope someone will be able to identify the shooter.

Dixon's family has also set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for a $25k reward for information on Dixon's killer. 

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