The Atlanta police may have a lead as hey pursue the individual who shot and killed rapper Slim Dunkin. Come to find out the young rapper born Mario Hamilton may have been gunned down behind a piece of candy. As MTV News reports, a local ATL news show claimed that Dunkin was shot when a fight over a stolen piece of candy got out of hand. “The information we’re getting, it’s unconfirmed, but witnesses are saying this whole thing started over a piece of candy,” homicide detective David Quinn said.

Witnesses have said that the departed rapper yanked a piece of candy from another man while in the recording studio, prompting a verbal argument that progressed into a fistfight, then a shot to the chest.  The entire altercation occurred in front of 13-20 bystanders.

Hamilton, a.k.a., Dunk, was on the come-up as part of Waka Flocka Flame‘s Brick Squad Monopoly crew. The day after his murder, Waka Tweeted: “WISH IT WAS ME … MY F—ING RIGHT HAND IS GONE…. damn I feel dead…IM LOST.” Sources say a public viewing for the late rapper will be held at Atlanta’s Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home this evening. ATL Police encourage anyone with information about this tragic shooting call 404-577-TIPS.

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