Surveillance video that reportedly exhibits the battle that led to the capturing of Ludacris’ longtime supervisor Chaka Zulu has surfaced on-line.
On Sunday (Sept. 18), Shanae Corridor, host of the What She Mentioned podcast, shared footage on Instagram that’s reportedly from the car parking zone of the Buckhead institution in Atlanta the place Chaka Zulu and two different males have been shot on June 26.
The video exhibits a car parking zone stuffed with vehicles, will a number of individuals milling round. The person who Corridor factors out as Chaka Zulu and one other man seem like having a dialog when that turns right into a battle. 4 different males who have been ready to the facet then cost over and pounce on the person believed to be Chaka, punching him to the bottom and kicking him afterward. One of many males within the crew then punches a girl within the face. The precise capturing is just not proven within the clip.
Chaka Zulu’s lawyer, Gabe Banks, has confirmed the video is in reality surveillance video from the evening of the capturing, in response to native Atlanta information station 11 Alive.
XXL has reached out to the Atlanta Police Division, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Division and Chaka Zulu’s lawyer for remark.
Chaka Zulu turned himself in to the Atlanta Police on Sept. 13, after being charged with homicide in connection to the demise of Artez Jamil Benton, 23, who was allegedly shot and killed by Chaka following the car parking zone brawl. Chaka, born Ahmed Obafemi, faces fees of homicide, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm or knife throughout fee of or try to commit a felony and easy battery. He was launched the identical day after paying a $200,000 surety bond, jail information present.
Chaka’s lawyer is looking this a transparent case of self-defense.
“Mr. Chaka Zulu, a beloved son of the Metropolis of Atlanta, is upset within the Atlanta Police Division’s determination to deliver fees towards him surrounding the capturing that occurred in June 2022,” Banks informed the Atlanta Journal Structure in a press release. “A detailed overview of all of the proof, together with the surveillance footage and eyewitness interviews, reveals that Mr. Zulu was attacked and jumped from behind by a gang of at the least 4 people (sadly together with the decedent) and was compelled to defend himself after this gang repeatedly stomped, punched and kicked him whereas he was on the bottom in a defenseless posture. Mr. Zulu was shot within the again through the capturing and almost misplaced his life, and continues to be recovering from the almost deadly accidents he sustained that night.”
The assertion continues, “Mr. Zulu was at his administrative center that [night] and had each motive to defend himself. In an try to save lots of his life, Mr. Zulu lawfully discharged his weapon in self-defense, a weapon that he’s licensed to hold. Mr. Zulu totally cooperated with legislation enforcement officers and their investigation, and voluntarily turned himself in as soon as he teared of the arrest warrants. Mr. Zulu stays assured that his title can be cleared of all fees by means of the judicial course of. It isn’t misplaced on Mr. Zulu that somebody misplaced his life, however had Mr. Zulu not lawfully defended himself, Mr. Zulu would have been killed that evening.”
Police initially reported the triple capturing was sparked by an argument within the car parking zone. One other man who was injured through the capturing was taken to the hospital and is believed to have recovered from his accidents.