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King Von Identified As The Killer Of 17-Year-Old Female Gang Member From 2014 Incident, Didn’t Face

Eight months following his death, King Vonhas been publicly identified as the shooter in a years-old murder case.Back in 2014, 17-year-old Gakirah Barnes–an alleged member of the STL/EBT branch of Gangster Disciples–was gunned down in Chicago. Despite her young age, Gakirah Barnes claimed to have murdered over a dozen people.At the time of the incident, King Von (real name Dayvon Bennett) was around 20 years old and an alleged member of the Black Disciples–a rival gang. In newly-released legal documents from 2014, it’s been revealed that King Von was “identified as the offender in the incident.” According to the documents:“The [Cook County State Attorney’s Office] reviewed the investigation and concluded that [Dayvon] Bennett was positively identified as the offender in the incident and felt that they would be unable to meet the burden of proof in court and formally rejected charges.”So, Chicago officials identified King Von as Gakirah Barnes‘ shooter with the help of witnesses. However, they did not press charges because of their inability to solidly prove the rapper’s involvement for various reasons–possibly including the fact that the weapon was reportedly not recovered.Since the news broke, Asian Doll–who also goes by Asian Da Brat–appeared to respond by paying her respects to King Von. Yesterday (Monday, July 12th), she tweeted:“Rest In Peace king [insert heart emoji].”
No other comments have been given by those close to the deceased rapper

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