Angela Simmons Mourns Murder of Ex-Fiance, Father of Her Son

Tragedy has struck close to home for Angela Simmons.

According to The Atlanta Police Department, officers responded around 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 3 to gun shots fired around a home in the southwestern part of the city.

A victim, who authorities did not identify at the time, was subsequently found with multiple gun shots inside an open garage.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office later confirmed that that deceased was Sutton Tennyson, the former fiancĂ© of Simmons and the father of this Growing Up Hip Hop star’s son, Sutton Jr.

He is pictured above with his child and with Angela and he was 37 years old when he died.

Based on a preliminary investigation, the aforementioned shots were fired after a conversation with another male escalated into a serious argument.

After firing multiple shots, the suspect then “sped from the scene in a car,” police wrote in the official report.

On Sunday morning, the Growing Up Hip Hop cast member – who is the daughter of Run D.M.C.’s Rev. Run – shared a series of emotional tributes to Tennyson, starting with the photo below.

“Thank you for leaving behind my greatest gift . I’m hurting . I’m numb. Thank you for the out pouring of love everyone,” reads Angela’s caption to this image.

“I cant believe I’m even saying Rest In Peace Sutton,” she added. “I promise to hold SJ down in every way I promise.”

Sutton Jr. is only two years old.

Simmons then went ahead and posted a video of her son looking at videos of his dad. It’s heartbreaking.

“Reflecting,” her affiliated message reads. “He keeps replaying it RIP Sutton.”

made an angel

“We made an angel,” Simmons wrote alongside the snapshot here, adding of another image:

“Rest easy Sutton.”

Elsewhere, Angela’s’ siblings also shared condolences on social media.

Her sister, Vanessa Simmons, said she was “literally at loss for words my heart breaks for my sister and nephew .. RIP Sutton.”

rest easy

And there was this from Simmons’ brother, Joseph Simmons.

He penned a lengthy post that read, in part, “I’m here to be the man for your son to look up to and call whenever he needs me ! #RIPSutton @angelasimmons I GOT YOU.”

Simmons confirmed her split from Tennyson in December of 2017.

As you can see by these photos, however, he remained a vital part of his son’s life.

We send our condolences to the friends, family members and loved ones of Sutton Tennyson.

May he rest in peace.


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