Police: NBA star Kevin Durant’s ‘adopted brother’ killed at metro Atlanta bar

A man is dead after being shot multiple times outside of a metro Atlanta bar. 

Clifford Dixon, 32, was found dead in the parking lot of SL Lounge on Buford Highway just after 1 a.m. Thursday, Chamblee police confirmed.

Dixon was the former boyfriend of “Love & Hip Hop” star Erica Mena. He is also the “adopted brother” and a close friend of NBA superstar Kevin Durant, according to police spokesman Michael Beller.

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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.”

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to call Chamblee police. 

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