Following speculation that Quando Rondo‘s crew was allegedly involved in the incident, tying the Savannah, Ga. rhymer to the crime, according to a report from TMZ on Friday (Nov. 13), sources are saying that Quando and his team were acting in self-defense. The outlet also reports that he isn’t being investigated in the shooting.
Sources close to Quando Rondo reportedly told the outlet that he wasn’t trying to fight outside of the Monaco Hookah Lounge on Nov. 6. It’s worth noting that video footage of the fight that took place prior to the shooting surfaced online earlier this week. The clip purportedly supports claims connecting Quando and his crew to the incident. The source also says that King Von acted as the aggression in the incident, which ended in gunfire.
As far as the events that took place prior to the shooting, sources say Quando was napping in a car outside of the hookah lounge. When he woke up, Von’s crew was reportedly there. Von approached the car and this is supposedly when the fight transpired.
TMZ also mentions the surveillance footage that appears to show King Von fighting Quando Rondo’s crew. However, despite speculation online, the individuals in the video have not been confirmed by police. Nonetheless, sources are also saying that Quando’s team were defending themselves and the rapper was confused about what was taking place. The outlet adds that Quando reportedly felt like his life was in danger.
One day after the shooting, on Nov. 7, Timothy Leeks, also known as Lul Timm who is reportedly a member of Quando Rondo’s crew, was arrested for King Von’s murder. At the time, Leeks was at an Atlanta hospital being treated for injuries sustained during the shooting. It is unclear if he is still receiving treatment.
The outlet adds that law enforcement sources say Quando Rondo is not under investigation in the shooting incident.
Following the arrest of Leeks, the investigation into King Von’s murder is closed.
The report of Quando not being under investigation comes days after news surfaced online of his Georgia show being canceled due to a “legal situation.”
XXL has reached out to a rep for Quando Rondo, King Von’s team, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Atlanta Police Department for a comment.
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