• Family offers $10K reward to find Atlanta DJ's killer

    By: Carl Willis


    ATLANTA, Ga. - Friends and family members gathered in Northeast Atlanta Friday to remember a popular DJ who was killed this week.

    Co-workers huddled in the parking lot with candles at Club Onyx where William Fernando Barnes made a name for himself as DJ Nando.

    "He was a brother, he was a son, he was a mentor, but most of all he was a friend to all of us out here," said DJ Blak.

    Clayton County Police are trying to find out why someone shot the 38-year-old in front of his home Tuesday morning after he left Club Onyx.

    They said the shooter left all of Barnes' valuables at the scene and ran away.

    Barnes' mother told Channel 2's Carl Willis she was stunned by the sudden loss.

    "My son loved me and I loved him," said Gloria Barnes. "He always called me and the last thing he said was 'I love you mom.'"

    Friends described DJ Nando as a man with no enemies.

    "To speculate is horrible but the whole point is we want justice for our friend," said friend and fellow DJ Dante Williams. "It was just so out of the blue."

    The Club Owners of Georgia and Barnes' family have put together a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

    "We don't want this to go unnoticed and we want people to remember what happened," said Veronica Jones. "Remembering is finding justice and getting to the bottom of it."

    Friends set up a memorial fund at Wells Fargo  for donations to cover funeral expenses.

    A wake is planned for Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. at Donald Trimble Mortuary in Decatur.

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