Angela Simmons' ex-fiance Sutton Tennyson shot and killed in Atlanta

ATLANTA — The victim of an apparent homicide in southwest Atlanta was identified Sunday as the ex-fiancé of celebrity designer Angela Simmons.

Sutton Tennyson, 37, was shot and killed inside a garage shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday, the  Atlanta Police Department said.

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Tennyson had a child with Simmons, 2-year-old Sutton Joseph Tennyson.

Simmons is the daughter of Rev. Run, one of the founding members of legendary hip-hop group Run–DMC.


The victim was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds inside the open garage, APD spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty said in a statement.

Police said a preliminary investigation suggests that Tennyson was talking in the driveway with another man when “the conversation escalated” and the man shot Tennyson multiple times.

The man left the scene in a car, and the shooting is under investigation.

Sutton Tennyson and Angela Simmons attend a Party at Medusa Lounge in 2016 in Atlanta. Tennyson was shot and killed in Atlanta in 2018.



Simmons, whose career includes appearing on several reality television shows, made an Instagram post about her ex-fiancé on Sunday, including pictures of him with their child.

“Thank you for leaving behind my greatest gift,” she wrote. “I’m hurting. I’m numb.”

Simmons also posted a video of Sutton Joseph watching a video of Tennyson playing with him in a pool. Simmons is heard on the video saying, “Peek-a-boo!” as Tennyson laughs, dipping their son in the water.

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Reflecting . He keeps replaying it 💔 RIP Sutton .

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