Police have determined that rapper Young Vito is a suspect in the murder of Brick Squad affiliate Slim Dunkin, which occurred last week.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 28-year-old, whose real name is Vinson Hardimon, is yet to turn himself in on suspicion of fatally shooting Dunkin in the chest last Friday (Dec. 16th). Police are encouraging him to turn himself in, as they have reason to believe he might be in danger.
“We are urging Mr. Hardimon to turn himself in to authorities because we have reason to believe he may be in danger,” read their release.
Police are asking that anyone with information contact Atlanta Crimestoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or contact the Atlanta Police Department’s homicide unit at 404-546-4235.
UPDATE: The rapper accused of murdering Slim Dunkin has turned himself in to Atlanta police. According to Access Atlanta, Vinson Hardimon, a/k/a Young Vito, turned himself in to police and is currently being held in Fulton County jail on the charges of murder and gun possession pending a bond hearing.
Atlanta homicide detective David Quinn spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about Vinson’s decision to turn himself in and what it means for the case. According to Det. Quinn, the police are still attempting to piece together the story behind the murder and are looking for more witness statements.
“I got a call today from [Vinson’s] attorney [and] he said he wished to turn himself in,” said Det. Quinn. “There were at least 30 people in the studio at the time of the shooting. They should get in touch with me. We want the facts. It’s the right thing to do.”
Anyone with further information on the case is advised to contact either Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477 or Det. Quinn at 404-245-8039. A video courtesy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution can be seen below.
UPDATE #2: Young Vito was denied bond yesterday in Fulton County Court and has been returned to the Fulton County Jail on murder and gun possession charges. Atlanta police homicide Detective David Quinn said that Vito was clearly at the scene of the crime when Slim Dunkin was murdered. “His laptop was left behind with his name on it,” Quinn said. “And his name was on the dry-erase board as next up to rap.”