When Dixon was a teenager, Durant's mother, Wanda Pratt, allowed him to move into the family's home, according to NewsOK.com. Dixon is a former college basketball player who also played overseas.
BET reported he was celebrating his 32nd birthday in Atlanta.
He had just arrived at the bar and was standing in the parking lot when someone shot him multiple times, Beller said. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died of his injuries.
The gunman ran away from the scene, police said.
Mena posted this message, in part, on Instagram: “We all deal with so much. You dealt with a lot. I'm so sorry this happened, you didn't deserve this. Rest in forever peace.”
Durant’s mother also offered her condolences: “Our family was an extension of his & we shared wonderful memories. His transition is an incredible loss for all of us who loved him, he will be missed dearly.”
The Durant family extends our deepest condolences & prayers to Cliff’s mother, siblings, family & friends. Our family was an extension of his & we shared wonderful memories. His transition is an incredible loss for all of us who loved him, he will be missed dearly #CliffDixon RIP pic.twitter.com/QuIRt0hIIu
Asia Simone Burns is a watchdog reporter for the AJC. Burns was formerly an intern in AJC’s newsroom and now writes about crime. She is a graduate of Samford University and has previously reported for NPR and WABE, Atlanta’s NPR member station.