Atlanta police are still on the hunt for the man who shot and killed up-and-coming rapper "Slim Dunkin" on December 16, but new disturbing details have emerged in the case.
On Tuesday, WSB-TV in Atlanta reported that the Waka Flocka Flame affiliate and Brick Squad Monopoly member was shot in an altercation that began over a stolen piece of candy.
"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 told "Action News" on camera.
According to witnesses, Dunkin, born Mario Hamilton, grabbed a piece of candy from another man while inside an Atlanta recording studio, which led to an argument and then a fistfight. The scuffle ended with Slim being shot once in the chest. He was then transported to Grady Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
There were a number of witnesses at the scene, but because police first arrived at the hospital and not the scene of the crime, they didn't have the opportunity to properly interview all of the people who were present.
There will be a public viewing on Thursday at Atlanta's Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home, located at 1003 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, from the hours of 6 p.m. ET to 9 p.m. ET.
Dunk was an emerging star in Waka Flocka Flame's Brick Squad Monopoly crew. Aside from key appearances alongside Flocka on his 2010 debut album, Flockaveli, and on Gucci Mane and V-Nasty's BAYTL LP, Slim was also beginning to make waves as a soloist. This past Halloween the street-bred MC released Menace II Society, a 20-track mixtape that featured Gucci Mane, Roscoe Dash and Pastor Troy.
Dunkin's death has sent waves through the rap community; his close collaborators were undoubtedly hit hard. The day after he was murdered Waka took to Twitter to express his grief. "WISH IT WAS ME ... MY F---ING RIGHT HAND IS GONE," Flocka wrote the day after the murder.
The "O Let's Do It" MC continued to vent over Twitter, writing, "damn I feel dead" and "IM LOST" in reaction to the tragic news. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward and call 404-577-TIPS.