A former Atlantic City man who started a successful music production business in Georgia was shot and killed when he intervened in a fight, according to multiple Atlanta-area media outlets.
Ernest Tyrrell Bing, 40, of Alpharetta, Georgia, was killed and another man was shot Friday at a Texaco gas station in Clarkston. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is searching for a man in connection with the shooting.
Bing grew up in Atlantic City and graduated in 1995 from Absegami High School, where he played basketball, according to Press archives. He attended Schenectady County College in New York before transferring to then-Atlantic Community College, where he played basketball.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University in 2001, according to his LinkedIn page. In 2006 he started a music production company, Eight72 LLC.
In a video posted to the company’s YouTube channel, Bing attributed his drive to succeed in the music business to growing up in Atlantic City and named his company after his address, 872D N. Maryland Ave.
“This is where I learned how to dream,” he said. “What some people call the projects, it wasn’t the projects for me. It was a community that, I knew I didn’t want to live in when I was older, I wanted the finer things in life, but it allowed me the ability to dream bigger than what I saw.”
According to a GoFundMe page, Bing leaves behind a wife, Tamika, sons Azaiah, Mahir and Munir, and stepdaughter Nyjah. He also is survived by his parents, Celestine and Ernest Bing, two grandparents, his brothers Julius (wife Kamilah), Javar and Caleb and sisters Selena, Teonnah and Stanelle.