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12-27-2011, 01:30 PM
ATLANTA -- The man suspected of shooting rapper Slim Dunkin outside of a southeast Atlanta studio has turned himself in.

Vinson Hardimon, who is also known as Young Vito, surrendered to Atlanta Police, late Monday afternoon.

Slim Dunkin, was gunned down outside of a music studio as he was preparing to record a video.

Police Maj. Keith Meadows said the 24-year-old Slim Dunkin, whose real name was Mario Hamilton, was shot to death in the chest Friday after getting into an argument with another person that evening. He was taken to a city hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Haridmon is being charged with murder.

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The man accused of killing Atlanta rapper Slim Dunkin, whose real name is Mario Hamilton, turned himself in to police today.

Vinson Hardimon, 28, also known as Young Vito, is being held at the Fulton County jail on murder and gun possession charges pending a bond hearing.

According to witnesses, while at a video shoot in a Memorial Drive studio, Slim Dunkin was shot in the chest on the evening of Dec. 16 during a fight that allegedly started over a piece of candy, police said.

Investigators believe Hardimon was the man who argued with Slim Dunkin, eventually pulling out a pistol and firing at the young rapper.

Atlanta police put out an alert to be on the lookout for Hardimon, and through the media, advised Hardimon to turn himself in, warning that his life might be in danger.

"I got a call today from his attorney," Atlanta police homicide Det. David Quinn told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday. "He said he wished to turn himself in."

Sometime after 2 p.m., attorney Derrick Wright brought Hardimon to Atlanta Police headquarters, Quinn said. From there, Hardimon was taken to the Fulton jail.

Slim Dunkin was considered an up-and-comer in local rap star Waka Flaka Flame's Brick Squad Monopoly hip hop collective.

Investigators are still trying to piece together the facts behind the shooting, however, Quinn said.

"There were at least 30 people in the studio at the time of the shooting," he said. "They should get in touch with me. We want the facts. It's the right thing to do."

Police are asking that anyone with information in this case call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477 or contact Quinn at 404-245-8039.

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