Ludacris’ supervisor is charged with homicide

Rap star Ludacris’ longtime supervisor, Chaka Zulu, has been charged with homicide in relation to a June capturing that left a 23-year-old man lifeless

Rap star Ludacris’ longtime supervisor, Chaka Zulu, has been charged with homicide in relation to a June capturing that left a 23-year-old man lifeless.

Zulu, whose actual title is Ahmed Obafemi, was wounded and rushed to the hospital together with two others, who had been additionally hit by a gunfire within the car parking zone of a shopping mall within the Atlanta neighborhood of Buckhead.

Artez Jamil Benton, 23, from DeKalb County, was killed.

Benton was a current graduate of Younger Harris School, a personal faculty positioned within the mountains of North Georgia.

The capturing erupted following an argument, though it is unclear what the dispute was about.

Investigators wanting into the killing recognized Zulu, co-CEO of Disturbing Tha Peace Information, as a suspect.

He surrendered to police on Tuesday and was was booked into the Fulton County jail on 4 prices, together with homicide, aggravated assault, easy battery and possession of a firearm through the fee of a felony.

He was then launched on a $200,000 bail in line with the Atlanta Journal-Structure.

Music manager Chaka Zulu (right) pictured, left, with his most famous client Ludacris, was also shot and wounded in the June shooting

Music supervisor Chaka Zulu (proper) pictured, left, together with his most well-known consumer Ludacris, was additionally shot and wounded within the June capturing

It’s the first arrest within the case for the reason that capturing occurred earlier this summer time.

Benton’s household had pleaded for solutions within the man’s killing.

Artez Benton, 23, was killed in the shooting, which erupted after an argument in a strip mall parking lot

Artez Benton, 23, was killed within the capturing, which erupted after an argument in a strip mall car parking zone

‘We simply need justice for Artez,’ Arteria Benton, his older sister, informed The AJC. ‘That is the primary factor we wish. So in the event you see one thing, say one thing please.’

Days after the capturing, celebrities took to social media to want Zulu a speedy restoration.

‘Prayers for Brother Chaka Zulu,’ Roots frontman Questlove posted on Twitter.

The June homicide came about within the 2200 block of Peachtree Street, a preferred space within the upscale neighborhood that’s dotted with outlets and eating places.

Zulu’s legal professional, Gabe Banks launched a press release in protection of his consumer on Saturday night.

‘Mr. Chaka Zulu, a beloved son of the Metropolis of Atlanta, is disenchanted within the Atlanta Police Division’s resolution to convey prices towards him surrounding the capturing that occurred in June 2022.

Chaka Zulu, left, and Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges are pictured together in March 2007

Chaka Zulu, left, and Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges are pictured collectively in March 2007

Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges and Chaka Zulu (right) are pictured in April 2015

Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and Chaka Zulu (proper) are pictured in April 2015

‘An in depth evaluate of the entire proof, together with the surveillance footage and eyewitness interviews, reveals that Mr. Zulu was attacked and jumped from behind by a gang of no less than 4 people and was pressured 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 remains to be recovering from the almost deadly accidents he sustained that night. Mr. Zulu was at his workplace that evening and had each proper to defend himself. In an try to save lots of his life from him, Mr. Zulu lawfully discharged his weapon in self-defense, a weapon that he’s licensed to hold, ‘the assertion went on.

‘Mr. Zulu stays assured that his title will likely be cleared of all prices by the judicial course of. It isn’t misplaced on Mr. Zulu that somebody misplaced his life from him, however had Mr. Zulu not lawfully defended himself, Mr. Zulu would have been killed that evening.’

The scene of where the shooting took place in the parking lot in the block of 2200 Peachtree Road

The scene of the place the capturing came about within the car parking zone within the block of 2200 Peachtree Street

Days after the shooting, celebrities took to social media in order to wish Zulu a speedy recovery

Days after the capturing, celebrities took to social media with a purpose to want Zulu a speedy restoration

As a music govt Zulu started his unbiased report label ‘Disturbing tha Peace Information’ in 1998 collectively together with his brother Jeff Dixon and Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges.

The report label, now a subsidiary of Def Jam, was designed to offer musicians from the ‘Soiled South’ a possibility to shine after being ignored by main labels, with Ludacris being the primary artist to be represented.

Town of Atlanta has been plagued confronted with escalating violence with greater than 80 homicides to date this years.

Atlanta’s whole variety of reported homicides jumped 60% from 2019 to 2020 — then once more simply barely final 12 months. In 2022, the town is outpacing final 12 months’s numbers.

Buckhead, in the meantime, is Atlanta’s wealthiest neighborhood, and is making an attempt to secede from the town over its hovering violent crime.

Chaka Zulu is pictured in California during an event in June 2021

Chaka Zulu is pictured in California throughout an occasion in June 2021

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