Police officials in Atlanta have secured an arrest warrant for the lead suspect in the shooting death of Waka Flocka affiliate Slim Dunkin. The warrant is for 28-year-old rapper Young Vito (real name, Vinson Hardimon) who police are now urging to turn himself in, since they believe that 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,” Atlanta police said in a release.
Slim Dunkin (born Mario Hamilton), a member of Waka Flocka’s Brick Squad Monopoly, was shot and killed last week following an altercation in an Atlanta recording studio that reportedly began over a piece of stolen candy.
On Thursday night, Hamilton’s family and friends–including Waka and Wooh Da Kid–paid their respects at an open viewing on the city’s west side. Members of the Brick Squad Monopoly were joined Hamilton’s friends from other crews across the city.
When news of the murder broke last weekend, a distraught Waka took to Twitter to share his grief with fans, writing, “WISH IT WAS ME … MY F—ING RIGHT HAND IS GONE,” and “IM LOST.”
Slim Dunkin 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. In October he released Menace II Society, a 20-track mixtape that featured Gucci Mane, Roscoe Dash and Pastor Troy.
Dunkin was en route to a video shoot with Gucci Mane and V-Nasty for their BAYTL single “Push Ups” when he was murdered.