AceShowbiz - Even though Angela Simmons doesn't know Cliff Dixon personally, she is still greatly saddened after learning news of his tragic death. Taking to Instagram Stories, the fashion designer expressed her frustration with the fact that there are many black men who are gunned down, admitting that Dixon's death hits "too close to home."
"I'm getting to the point where I'm really getting tired of hearing about our men being killed from gun violence. This is too close to home. I mean I'm really frustrated and I really think our community needs to stand up and figure out something for these gun violence laws," she said in the video, which was shared on Thursday, March 21.
The "Growing Up Hip Hop" star continued, "Our young men need programs and a lot needs to happen and I'm at the point where I'm ready to figure that out. Because I'm tired of it and I'm really really really tired of hearing we're losing young men to gun violence by other young men who are doing it. It is ridiculous and I have had it."
It's understandable why Simmons seemed fed up with gun violence. After all, her former fiance Sutton was shot and killed in the driveway of his Atlanta home in November last year. Several days later, the suspect, Michael Williams, turned himself in to the Atlanta Police Department but denied the allegations that he shot and killed Sutton. He was charged with murder, aggravated assault with deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
Simmons paid tribute to him at the time by posting a picture of him holding their son, Sutton Jr. She wrote along with it, "Thank you for leaving behind my greatest gift... I'm hurting . I'm numb. Thank you for the out pouring support of love everyone . I can't believe I'm even saying Rest in Peace Sutton . I promise to hold SJ down in every way I promise (sic)."
Dixon was gunned down on early Thursday morning in the parking lot of the SL Lounge in Atlanta, where he was celebrating his 32nd birthday. He was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His death is currently being investigated as a homicide.