Timothy Leeks Wiki – Biography
Timothy Leeks is a Savannah man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Chicago rapper King Von in Atlanta on Friday morning.
Timothy Leeks, was charged with murder after the Atlanta Police Department secured warrants on Saturday, police confirmed to USA TODAY.
Leeks graduated from Jenkins High School in 2016 and also played varsity football for the school.
Timothy Leeks Age
Timothy Leeks is 22-years-old.
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Suspect Arrested, Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of King Von
New York Daily News logo22-year-old man charged with murder in King Von shooting in Atlanta
A 22-year-old man was charged following the shooting death of Chicago rapper King Von who was killed in Atlanta last week.
Timothy Leeks, who is currently in police custody at an Atlanta hospital with a gunshot wound, has been charged with murder after a confrontation outside a nightclub erupted into multiple parties exchanging gunfire early Friday morning.
Three people, including King Von, were killed in the incident which occurred around 3:20 a.m. in the parking lot of the Monaco Hookah Lounge.
According to two off-duty Atlanta officers and other witnesses, two groups of men were arguing in the parking lot before shooting began.
In August, the Savannah Police Department charged Leeks with attempt or conspiracy to violate Georgia Controlled Substance Act, theft by receiving stolen property and obstruction after an investigation led to the seizure of guns, more than 15 pounds of marijuana and nearly $16,000. He was one of five arrested in the investigation.
King Von was an upcoming rapper from the city of Chicago who released his first debut studio album “Welcome to O’Block” on Oct. 30. He was signed to other famous Chicago rapper Lil Durk’s OTF or Only The Family Entertainment label.
One of the off-duty officers intervened along with an on-duty officer on patrol nearby and also fired shots. Ambulances later transported three people to a nearby hospital and three others were taken to hospitals in private cars. Two individuals were detained at the scene.
The police officers involved were not among the injured or deceased.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is handling the officer-involved-shooting aspect of the case while the city’s homicide division investigates the deaths. Both investigations are expected to determine who was shot in the initial exchange and who was shot by police. APD has claimed its preliminary findings showed that King Von was killed in the initial exchange between the two groups of men.
More charges are expected to be filed, but the investigation remains active, police said.
Who Was King Von
King Von, 26, whose real name is Dayvon Bennett, was shot around 3:20 a.m. Friday during an argument between two groups of men that “escalated to gunfire,” according to a statement provided by Officer Steve Avery with the Atlanta Police Department. Bennett was taken to an area hospital, where he died.
The incident took place outside Monaco Hookah Lounge, where two off-duty officers who were in uniform and working an extra job at the lounge, along with an on-duty officer who was patrolling nearby, confronted the arguing groups. Shots were fired, police said.
“Three of the persons shot in the incident have died as a result of their wounds and three others are being treated in area hospitals. The officers were not injured,” according to the police.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Atlanta Police Homicide investigators are investigating in an attempt to determine “which individuals were struck by gunfire from the suspects and whether any were struck by gunfire from the officers,” police said.