A man suspected of killing the former fiancé of “Growing Up Hip Hop” star Angela Simmons turned himself in Wednesday and has been charged with murder.
Atlanta resident Michael Williams, 44, surrendered to police and was also charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony in the shooting death of Sutton Tennyson, People reports.
Williams denies the charges and will be “fighting this case vigorously, all the way to a jury trial,” said attorney Jackie Patterson, according to People.
Tennyson, 37, was shot to death in the garage of an Atlanta home on Saturday afternoon during an argument with another man that turned violent. The suspect “sped from the scene” in a car following the shooting, a police statement obtained by USA Today states.
Tennyson and Simmons, one of the daughters of Run DMC's Rev. Run, got engaged in 2016 and had a son, Sutton Tennyson Jr., before parting ways last year. Following news of her ex’s death, Simmons shared a series of heartfelt social media posts in remembrance of her child’s father.
“Thank you for leaving behind my greatest gift. I’m hurting. I’m numb,” she wrote in the caption of a photo of Tennyson holding their infant son. She also posted a video of the child watching footage of his father on a cellphone, writing alongside it, “Reflecting. He keeps replaying it. RIP Sutton.”
Williams' first court date is scheduled for Thursday, according to People.
[Photo: Instagram/Angela Simmons]
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