King Von Identified As The Killer Of 17-Year-Old Gang Member From 2014 Incident, Didn’t Face Charges Due To Police’s Inability To Prove His Alleged Involvement

King Von Recognized As The Killer Of 17-Yr-Previous Gang Member From 2014 Incident, Didn’t Face Costs Due To Police’s Incapability To Show His Alleged Involvement

Eight months following his demise, King Von has been publicly recognized because the shooter in a years-old homicide case.

Again in 2014, 17-year-old Gakirah Barnes–an alleged member of the STL/EBT department of Gangster Disciples–was gunned down in Chicago. Regardless of her younger age, Gakirah Barnes claimed to have murdered over a dozen individuals.

On the time of the incident, King Von (actual title Dayvon Bennett) was round 20 years previous and an alleged member of the Black Disciples–a rival gang. In newly-released authorized paperwork from 2014, it’s been revealed that King Von was “recognized because the offender within the incident.” In keeping with the paperwork:

“The [Cook County State Attorney’s Office] reviewed the investigation and concluded that [Dayvon] Bennett was positively recognized because the offender within the incident and felt that they might be unable to satisfy the burden of proof in court docket and formally rejected costs.”

So, Chicago officers recognized King Von as Gakirah Barnes‘ shooter with the assistance of witnesses. Nonetheless, they didn’t press costs due to their incapability to solidly show the rapper’s involvement for varied causes–probably together with the truth that the weapon was reportedly not recovered.

Because the information broke, Asian Doll–who additionally goes by Asian Da Brat–appeared to reply by paying her respects to King Von. Yesterday (Monday, July twelfth), she tweeted:

“Relaxation In Peace king [insert heart emoji].”


No different feedback have been given by these near the deceased rapper.

What do you consider King Von being publicly recognized as Gakirah Barnes’ alleged killer? Remark down beneath to tell us.


Linh is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Linh joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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