• Suspect arrested in killing of rapper Slim Dunkin


    ATLANTA,None - The man suspected of shooting an Atlanta rapper after an argument over candy turned himself in to police on Monday.

    Vincent Hardimon, known as rapper Young Vito, surrendered to police around 3 p.m. He has been charged with murder.

    “We got a call from Mr. Hardimon’s attorney. They wanted to turn themselves in to me personally,” said Detective David Quinn.

    Channel 2’s Ryan Young was the only reporter at Atlanta Police Headquarters when Hardimon was handcuffed and taken into custody.

    Police say Hardimon shot and killed Mario Hamilton, known as rapper Slim Dunkin, on Dec. 16 at a recording studio on Memorial Drive.

    Police pushed several witnesses to give more information about what happened inside the studio, and Quinn said they still need more information, even with Hardimon in custody.

    “We did get some cooperation from witnesses but we’re still urging the public, whoever was at 1074 Memorial Drive on Dec. 16, to give us a call,” Quinn said.

    Young obtained records that showed Hardimon was free on bond after police arrested him for pulling a gun on two women in April during a standoff. He is expected in court Tuesday morning to face his murder charge.

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