Atlanta 'Housewife' Kandi Burruss' Ex-Fiance AJ Jewell is DEAD!
This just in!
According to Atlanta TV station My Fox Atlanta, Ashley “AJ” Jewell, the ex-fiance of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" co-star Kandi Burruss died tonight after a brawl erupted at a strip club in Atlanta.
Cops say AJ suffered severe head injuries during the fight at Body Tap and was rushed to Piedmont Hospital, where he later died.
Cops are still investigating.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to both Kandi and AJ's families.
Update: Atlanta Police Lt. Keith Meadows said, "It appears he was involved in an altercation in the parking lot and he received a severe blow to the head." Officer Meadows said they don't currently have a motive for the killing, but they've identified and contacted a person of interest whom they hope to question soon regarding his involvement in the fight.
Kandi's publicist Lisa Nelson, says the singer/reality TV star has been informed of AJ's death and she's "stunned" and "speechless."
Update 2: Police say AJ got into a verbal argument with a man in the strip club's parking lot around 10 pm last night. That soon led to a fist fight and during the altercation he suffered the deadly blow to the head. Cops are interviewing witnesses, but a suspect has not be charged. AJ was co-owner of the club.
Kandi told her Twitter followers last night: “I could never n a million years imagine this happening. please pray for AJ's children. that's who im the most concerned 4....im just in one of those moods where i dont wanna talk, i dont wanna b held & told its gonna b ok. i just wanna cry myself 2 sleep, alone."
Update 3: Hours after the fight police arrested Fredrick Richardson and charged him with voluntary manslaughter. Fredrick, who is believed to be a co-manager/owner of the club, was injured in the brawl and is currently hospitalized at Grady Memorial Hospital. He will be officially booked and arrested once he's released from the hospital.
Update 4: At 2:22pm Friday (hours before his killing) AJ (or someone pretending to be him) took to Twitter to make these statements about his relationship with Kandi and clear up rumors about his six children. [ We believe this is a fake Twitter account. It's very suspicious that the four tweets below were the only tweets that user every made and they were all posted yesterday. We're awaiting further verification...]