Former pro ball player Cliff Dixon, a close friend of NBA superstar Kevin Durant, was partying at SL Lounge when a gunman opened fire in front of the club around 1 AM Thursday. It’s unclear if Dixon was targeted, TMZ reports. He rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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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
— Wanda Durant (@MamaDurant) March 21, 2019
According to an incident report, obtained by TMZ, an officer says he was in his patrol unit outside the club when he saw a black male wearing all black with a black skull cap fire at the victim.
The cop says he saw the suspect take off as others gave chase but lost him. It’s unclear how many times Dixon — who earlier Wednesday posted video of himself singing in his car — was shot.
Erica and Cliff dated for about 10 months. They made headlines in October when both were arrested after getting into a fight.
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