October 20th, 2014
Local Rapper Young Vito involved WIT Slim Dunkin murder case
Atlanta police have reportedly ID’d local rapper Young Vito as a suspect in the murder, reports local news station WSBTV.
“We want to let the public know that the individual that we believe is responsible in the death of Slim Dunkin, Mr. Mario Hamilton, is in fact Vinson Hardimon, known in rap circles and the recording industry as Young Vito,” said Detective David Quinn.
Quinn said should seek out police for questioning.
Slim Dunkin (real name: Mario Hamilton) was shot and killed at an Atlanta recording studio last week, following an argument with an unknown suspect, now identified as rapper Young Vito.
Slim was at the studio, recording new music that evening. However, several others were also present at the video for the filming of a music video.
A recent report said that an argument between the friend of hip-hop star Waka Flocka Flame and Vito over candy. It escalated from an argument to a physical altercation, and ultimately ended with Slim Dunkin being shot and later passing away.
Slim Dunkin was laid to rest on Friday (December 23) in a funeral paid for by friends/rappers Gucci Mane and Waka.
He was just 24 years old.
Police are seeking the public’s help in finding Young Vito and said calls can be made to Atlanta Crimestoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or contact the Atlanta Police Department’s homicide unit at 404-546-4235.