It was reported today that at the young age of 38, DJ Nando was murdered in Clayton County Georgia. According to AJC.com, Nando, real name William Fernando Barnes, was gunned down at 3:30 in the morning . A neighbor of Barnes, Cindy Copeland, explained what she saw and heard.
“I thought the power went out, so I checked my clock and that wasn’t it,” Copeland said. “But what grabbed my attention about 4 o’clock was a hysterical woman, on her phone, walking up and down the street, yelling, ‘My baby. My baby.’ After listening to her, I realized, there’s five or six police cars out here, and that’s when I started realizing something very serious has happened down our street here.”
Upon hearing the news, Jermain Dupri, Young Dro, and many others mourned the death of their friend:
RIP MY BROTHER DJ NANDO: I REALLY HATE THAT IM POSTING THIS, MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY http://t.co/JgpjC88SX5
— Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) January 14, 2014
Prayers to DJ Nando’s friends + family. Very sad to hear this news… http://t.co/5e20qboQoa
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) January 14, 2014
Lord I’m tired of crying help me guide me RIP @djnando404 fuuuuuuuuuuck!!
— Young Dro #HighTymes (@dropolo) January 14, 2014
— Rico Love (@IamRicoLove) January 14, 2014
Dj Nando was a staple in Atlanta’s club scene, spinning at clubs like Magic City, Kamal’s 21, and Onyx.