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ATLANTA, GA. (THECOUNT) — Cliff Dixon has been identified as the victim in a fatal shooting in Atlanta, Georgia early Thursday.
Dixon, 32, the ex-boyfriend of ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star Erica Mena, was out celebrating his birthday when he was fatally shot Thursday after 1 a.m., TMZ is reporting.
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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Dixon, a close friend of NBA superstar Kevin Durant, was partying at SL Lounge when an apparent lone gunman opened fire in front of the club around 1 AM Thursday. Cops are investigating but it’s unclear if Dixon was targeted.
Dixon was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.
According to an incident report, an officer says he was in his patrol unit outside the club when he saw a black male wearing all black with a black skull cap fire at the victim.
The cop says he saw the suspect take off as others gave chase but lost him. It’s unclear how many times Dixon — who earlier Wednesday posted video of himself singing in his car — was shot.
Dixon’s friends have taken to social media to offer condolences. One wrote, “Rest in heavenly peace bro. U ain’t deserve what happen to u.”
Mena and Dixon dated for about 10 months, but their relationship was undoubtedly rocky. You’ll recall they both got arrested last October after getting into a huge fight. Mena ultimately moved on … getting engaged to Safaree a few months later, reports TMZ.
Dixon had been childhood friends with KD and was reportedly part of the hoops star’s inner circle.
Geo quick facts: Atlanta is the capital of the U.S. state of Georgia. It played an important part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Atlanta History Center chronicles the city’s past, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times. Downtown, Centennial Olympic Park, built for the 1996 Olympics, encompasses the massive Georgia Aquarium – wikipedia.
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