P Diddy's ex-bodyguard killed

2003-11-12 10:52

Atlanta - A former bodyguard to hip-hop mogul Sean "P Diddy" Combs was one of two men killed in a gunfight outside an Atlanta nightclub, police said.

Anthony "Wolf" Jones, 38, was killed at about 04:00 on Tuesday outside Club Chaos as dozens of shots rang out during an argument about a woman, said Police Chief Richard Pennington.

Demetrius Flenory, 35, was charged with two counts of homicide after being treated at a hospital for gunshot wounds to the buttocks. Officers said more arrests were possible.

One man who was hospitalised with a foot wound was questioned and released.

The second man killed was identified as Lamont Girdy, 38. Police said they found $5 000 on Girdy's body and $7 000 on Jones'. The two men, along with Flenory, were from New York City.

Jones and Combs were acquitted in March 2001 of gun possession and bribery charges stemming from a December 1999 shooting inside a New York club in which three people were injured.