By Project Q Atlanta
An owner of the popular black gay club Traxx Atlanta was shot and killed early Wednesday on a street in southwest Atlanta, according to police and media reports.
Durand Robinson (photo) of Decatur was found lying in the middle of Hadlock Street with a gunshot wound to his chest about 1 a.m. Wednesday. Media reports says Robinson is 50; his Facebook page indicates he is 41.
Family and friends told WSB that Robinson may have been the victim of an attempted carjacking, but Atlanta police say investigators have not determined a motive or named a suspect in the shooting Robinson’s death comes a week before Black Gay Pride, the popular annual event over Labor Day Weekend that draws thousands of people to the city for scores of events. Traxx is sponsoring several official events with In the Life Atlanta, which organizes Black Gay Pride, along with other parties at various clubs including Traxx on Columbia Drive in Decatur.
In the Life Atlanta announced Wednesday that the organization will pay tribute to Robinson during Black Gay Pride’s opening Candlelight Vigil on Sept. 1 at First MCC of Atlanta.