A key figure in P. Diddy's gun and bribery trial three years ago was slain early Tuesday morning in Atlanta.
Anthony "Wolf" Jones, 36, and another man, identified by police as Lamont Girdy, were shot and killed in an incident outside the Chaos nightclub in the Buckhead area around 4 a.m. following a party thrown by So So Def Records.
Police arrested a man named Demetrius Flenory, also injured in the exchange, and charged him with two counts of murder. Another man was treated for injuries but not charged. Police believe one other person along with Flenory initiated the gunfire after a verbal altercation earlier in the evening spilled out from the club.
A So So Def spokesperson said there was no connection between the record label and any of the people involved in the shooting.
Jones was the bodyguard for Sean "P. Diddy" Combs during a December 27, 1999, incident in which Diddy and protégé rapper Shyne (Jamal Barrow) were accused of firing weapons inside a Manhattan nightclub. Diddy and then girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, plus Jones and a driver, were caught fleeing the scene.
Jones was acquitted of criminal possession of a weapon in the second and third degrees when the trial ended in March 2001. Diddy was acquitted on five counts of criminal possession and bribery (see "Puffy Combs Acquitted; Shyne Guilty of Assault, Gun Possession"). Shyne was sentenced to 10 years in prison.