Metro Atlanta rapper Q Money convicted of killing a friend while the victim slept

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A metro Atlanta rapper was convicted Friday of the killing of a friend — execution style — while the friend slept.

According to DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston, jurors returned guilty verdicts on Friday against 26-year-old Qamar “Q Money” Williams on charges of malice murder, felony murder (two counts), aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with the shooting death of 24-year-old Calvin “Scotty” Chappell.


The fatal shooting occurred on April 15, 2019, at a home in the 3500 block of Lehigh Way in Decatur. Police responded to the scene on a ‘person shot’ call and discovered the victim deceased with several gunshot wounds to his body, including his head.

According to the investigation, the victim, Williams, and several other friends, went out to a club the night before. The group of friends returned to the home around 5 a.m. the next morning. The victim went to bed and Williams went out to eat.

According to prosecutors, when Williams returned home shortly after 6 a.m., he crept up on the victim as he slept on an air mattress in the living room and shot him more than half a dozen times, before fleeing the home. 

The incident was captured on home surveillance video. Prosecutors say the investigation revealed Williams was aware of the video recording because he tried to shoot and disable the camera before shooting and killing the victim. He also called one of his friends later that day asking him to delete the video.

The exact motive for the killing remains unknown.

A sentencing hearing before DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Nora Polk, who presided over the case, is currently pending. 

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