New video shows the moments leading up to the shooting death of a man outside a metro Atlanta bar in March.
Clifford Dixon, 32, was found dead in the parking lot of SL Lounge in Chamblee on March 21, police said. His death made national headlines because Dixon was considered the “adopted brother” and a close friend of NBA superstar Kevin Durant.
He was also the former boyfriend of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Erica Mena, and had appeared on the show before.
The surveillance video, obtained by Channel 2 Action News, is believed to be the first publicly released footage of the person who allegedly shot Dixon. The shooter, police said, is seen walking around in the parking lot waiting for Dixon to arrive. When Dixon gets out of his SUV, the assailant approaches him before shooting him.
Dixon was going to the bar on Buford Highway to celebrate his birthday, BET reported.
Police have not made an arrest in the case. Dixon’s family set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for a $25,000 reward for information leading to a suspect’s arrest, Channel 2 reported.
Dixon was a former college basketball player who also played overseas.
His mother, Cheryl Williams, told the news station that her son had a “giving heart” and she is still grieving his death.
“I'm just thinking, like, maybe I'm going to wake up and it's just going to be a nightmare,” Williams said. “My son is gone. My family is devastated. I'm never going to get over this.”
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Chamblee police.
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