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Grand jury indicts suspect in Atlanta rapper Slim Dunkin killing

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

(CBS/AP) ATLANTA - A grand jury in Georgia has indicted a man police say fatally shot Atlanta rapper Slim Dunkin at a recording studio last year.

Rapper Vinson Hardimon, 29, also known as Young Vito, was formally charged with murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, said the Fulton County District Attorney's Office in a statement.

Police say Hardimon shot and killed 24-year-old Mario Hamilton, known as rapper Slim Dunkin, on Dec. 16 2011 at a recording studio in Atlanta. Authorities say Hardimon, who was waiting for his turn in the recording booth, is accused of entering the booth and punching Hamilton, authorities said. The fight ended with Hamilton shot in the chest. He later died at a hospital.

Hardimon later turned himself in to law enforcement officials.

A trial date has not been set yet.

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