Beasley left the party and returned with a sawed-off shotgun. He fired it, fatally wounding Hamm in the chest. Beasley turned himself in to police the next day. He was 18 years old at the time.
In an unrelated incident, Beasley was named in a lawsuit filed last year by an Atlanta studio recording technician against rapper T.I. The plaintiff, Norris Gresham, alleged that he was held hostage for 12 hours at T.I.’s studio and beaten by one of the musician’s employees in a dispute over a missing necklace.
The suit identified Beasley as one of T.I.’s associates present during the Sept. 8, 2010 incident at Echo Studios. The artist himself, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was not there, the suit says.
A spokeswoman for the Fulton District Attorney confirmed that Beasley was out on bond at the time and is the same individual named in the lawsuit.