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Police issue arrest warrant for man who allegedly shot and killed rapper Slim Dunkin

An undated photo of the rapper Slim Dunkin, who police said was gunned down Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in an Atlanta music studio. Facebook

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(CBS/AP) ATLANTA - Atlanta police say they have an arrest warrant for a man who is believed to have gunned down 24-year-old rapper Slim Dunkin in a city music studio Dec. 16 as he was preparing to record a video.

Law enforcement officials identified the suspect as 28-year-old Vinson Hardimon, a rapper known as Young Vito.

Slim Dunkin, whose real name was Mario Hamilton, was fatally shot in the chest Friday evening after an argument.

Fox News reports a source on the scene said the rapper and the suspect were allegedly arguing over a piece of candy.

Police Maj. Keith Meadows said, "The suspect produced a weapon, discharged that handgun one time, striking the victim in the chest."

The performer was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say they have reason to believe Hardimon may be in danger. They are urging him to turn himself in.


  • Crimesider Staff

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