Surveillance video that reportedly reveals the struggle that led to the taking pictures of Ludacris’ longtime supervisor Chaka Zulu has surfaced on-line.
On Sunday (Sept. 18), Shanae Corridor, host of the What She Stated 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 reveals 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 struggle. 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 taking pictures will not be proven within the clip.
Chaka Zulu’s legal professional, Gabe Banks, has confirmed the video is in reality surveillance video from the evening of the taking pictures, in accordance with 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 legal professional for remark.
Chaka Zulu turned himself in to the Atlanta Police on Sept. 13, after being charged with homicide in connection to the dying 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 and commit a felony and easy battery. He was launched the identical day after paying a $200,000 surety bond, jail information present.
Chaka’s legal professional 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 choice to deliver fees towards him surrounding the taking pictures that occurred in June 2022,” Banks informed the Atlanta Journal Structure in a press release. “A detailed evaluate 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 in the course of the taking pictures and almost misplaced his life, and remains to be recovering from the almost deadly accidents he sustained that night.”
The assertion continues, “Mr. Zulu was at his place of job 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 absolutely 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 identify might be cleared of all fees via 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 taking pictures was sparked by an argument within the car parking zone. One other man who was injured in the course of the taking pictures was taken to the hospital and is believed to have recovered from his accidents.