Music entrepreneur Chaka Zulu, the longtime supervisor of rapper Ludacris, was charged with homicide in a June capturing during which he was injured, Atlanta police introduced Saturday.
Zulu, 52, whose given title is Ahmed Obafemi, turned himself Tuesday on the Fulton County Jail, the Atlanta Police Division stated in an announcement.
He was booked and bonded out the identical day after being charged with homicide, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon throughout sure crimes, and easy battery, police stated.
Zulu’s lawyer, Gabe Banks, stated in an announcement Saturday that his shopper had been attacked by 4 folks at his office that night time and “had each proper to defend himself” so he “lawfully discharged his weapon in self-defense.”
“Mr. Zulu was attacked and jumped from behind by a gang of a minimum of 4 (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,” Banks stated.
His legal professional stated Zulu, who continues to be recovering from being shot within the again, was licensed to hold the weapon and absolutely cooperated with police.
Zulu is disenchanted within the police division’s conclusion and is assured he will probably be cleared of the costs, Banks stated.
The Police Division didn’t say why Zulu was accused within the lethal capturing.
NBC affiliate WXIA of Atlanta reported that authorities initially thought Zulu was a sufferer.
Police stated Zulu and two different males had been shot on June 26 at a location WXIA described as being exterior a strip mall. One of many males died at a hospital, in keeping with police. He was recognized in police paperwork as Artez Benton.
Disturbing tha Peace Information, the recording firm Zulu and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges based within the ‘90s, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.