Police Confirm Kevin Durant's ‘adopted Brother' Killed Outside Atlanta

Kevin Durant is dealing with tragedy.

Clifford Dixon -- who KD refers to as his "adopted brother" -- was shot and killed outside of Atlanta, police confirmed on Thursday.

The Chamblee Police Department issued the following statement:

"The Chamblee Police Department is investigating a homicide that occured this morning at 0117 a.m. at the SL Lounge at 4186 Buford Hwy. The victim, 32-year old Clifford Dixon, had just arrived at the location and was standing in the parking lot when the offender shot him multiple times. First responders administered aid, and the victim was transported to Grady Hospital where medical staff advised that he had succumbed to his injuries. The offender fled the scene on foot. Chamblee investigators are actively working the case and following up on all available leads."

Dixon --who turned 32 years old on March 17 -- was celebrating his birthday.

He promoted the party on Instagram.

It's unclear if Durant is going to play for the Warriors in tonight's game against the Pacers.

Our thoughts go out to Durant and all of those impacted by this horrible news.

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