A video of Chaka Zulu has been making rounds on social media and proves that he fired that fatal shot in self-defense.
Here is everything you need to know.
Chaka Zulu was beaten before he fired the fatal shot
Chaka Zulu is currently facing a murder charge in connection with a June shooting.
TMZ recently obtained the surveillance footage of the incident that took place outside Zulu’s Atlanta restaurant Apt4B.
In the video, we can see a group of men making their way inside Apt4B. However, a couple of minutes later they leave the restaurant supposedly because of a confrontation.
Furthermore, Zulu is seen getting into a heated argument with one of the men who were told to leave the place. He is identified as Tre’mon Robinson.
Moreover, while they continued arguing, a man named Corey Crawford retrieves an unspecified object from a vehicle.
Additionally, a source in connection with the case revealed that Zulu’s legal team suspects Crawford was fetching a gun.
Shortly after, all hell breaks loose when Robinson’s chest bumps Zulu. The clip shows Crawford and Benton pummeling the longtime manager of Ludacris.
Subsequently, we assume that the shot might have rung out since smoke is seen coming out of Zulu’s gun. It appears like Zulu fired the first shot and hit Benton in the chest. He died because of his injuries.
However, a little later smoke is seen emanating out of Crawford’s gun. He reportedly fired several shots with one of them hitting Zulu in the back.
Chaka Zulu is facing murder charges
Chaka Zulu, whose legal name is Ahmed Obafemi turned himself in at the Fulton County Jail on the 13th of September. He was released on bail the same day.
Gabe Banks, a lawyer for a music executive, issued a statement sharing his disappointment in the APD’s decision to bring charges against Zulu.
Banks mentioned that the evidence clearly signifies that Zulu ‘was forced to defend himself’ when he was attacked by four people in the June incident.
He further wrote, ‘In an attempt to save his life, Mr. Zulu lawfully discharged his weapon in self-defense; a weapon that he is licensed to carry.’
Moreover, Banks claimed that Zulu ‘remains confident that his name will be cleared of all charges through the judicial process.’
Meanwhile, Zulu has been Ludacris’s manager since the 1990s. Additionally, the duo co-founded Disturbing Tha Peace Records.