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Slim Dunkin Killed In Atlanta Music Studio

The Brick Squad Monopoly rapper was shot to death while preparing to record a video.

December 17, 2011 12:05 PM ET
Slim Dunkin Killed In Atlanta Music Studio
Slim Dunkin Killed In Atlanta Music Studio
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The rapper Slim Dunkin was fatally shot at an Atlanta recording studio on Friday evening.

According to Atlanta police, Slim Dunkin was shot once in the chest with a handgun last night around 5:30 p.m. The rapper, whose real name is Mario Hamilton, was preparing to record a video in the studio when an argument broke out.

"Before the video shoot took place, it appears the victim and suspect got involved in a verbal altercation," Atlanta Police Maj. Keith Meadows told the Associated Press. "We don't know what that altercation was about."

The police have not yet identified the shooter or recovered the handgun. They say that between 13 and 20 people were in the studio at the time.

"Right now we're just trying to . . . identify who may have seen what, really just trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together," Meadows told the AP. "It seems everybody witnessed something very different. We're just trying to go back and make sense of everything."

The rapper was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Slim Dunkin was considered to be a rising star in Waka Flocka Flame’s Brick Squad Monopoly. He was featured on several tracks by Waka Flocka Flame, including "Fuck the Club Up" and had recently released a 20-song mixtape featuring Gucci Mane, Roscoe Dash, and Pastor Troy. Atlanta police say that Slim Dunkin was in his early twenties. 

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