A music government and longtime supervisor for hip-hop star Ludacris has turned himself into Atlanta authorities to face prices associated to deadly taking pictures in June, data present.
Chaka Zulu, whose actual title is Ahmed Obafemi, turned himself into the Fulton County Jail on Sept. 13 after authorities secured a warrant to cost him with homicide, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm through the fee of against the law, and easy battery, the Atlanta Police Department introduced Saturday.
“Had Mr. Zulu not lawfully defended himself, Mr. Zulu would have been killed that evening.”
Zulu was ordered held on a $200,000 bond and was launched later that day, jail data present.
Police charged Zulu — together with a number of others — in reference to a June 26, 2022, taking pictures at a restaurant on Peachtree Street in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. In response to authorities, cops responded round 11:35 p.m. to a report of a number of folks shot on the restaurant.
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The three wounded males had been taken to an area hospital the place one later died, police said.
Gabe Banks of Banks Weaver LLC, who represents Zulu, advised Fox Information Digital that his shopper is “disenchanted” in APD’s determination to cost him. Banks cited surveillance footage and different proof that confirmed his shopper was “attacked and jumped from behind by a gang” of at the least 4 folks. He added that his shopper was licensed to hold a gun, which he fired out of self-defense.
Zulu “was pressured to defend himself after this gang repeatedly stomped, punched, and kicked him whereas he was on the bottom in a defenseless posture,” Banks wrote in an emailed assertion.
“Mr. Zulu was shot within the again through the taking pictures and practically misplaced his life, and continues to be recovering from the practically deadly accidents he sustained that night,” Banks went on. “Mr. Zulu was at his office that evening and had each proper to defend himself … Mr. Zulu absolutely cooperated with legislation enforcement officers and their investigation, and voluntarily turned himself in as soon as he discovered of the arrest warrants.”
Banks added that his shopper is “assured” he will likely be cleared of prices.
“It’s not misplaced on Mr. Zulu that somebody lost his life,” Banks wrote, “however had Mr. Zulu not lawfully defended himself, Mr. Zulu would have been killed that evening.”
Police didn’t present particulars relating to the circumstances of the taking pictures.