Longtime manager of rapper Ludacris, Chaka Zulu, was arrested on a number of charges, together with murder, in response to police reviews.
Zulu, 52, whose actual title is Ahmed Obafemi, was one of three shot on June 26 in a shopping mall car parking zone exterior his Buckhead restaurant.
The capturing left 23-year-old Artez Benton useless and one other hospitalized.
Police mentioned the capturing was a outcome of a combat that broke out between Zulu and others.
Atlanta police charged Zulu with murder, aggravated Assault, possession of a firearm in the course of the fee of a criminal offense, and easy battery on Tuesday.
Zulu turned himself into authorities on Tuesday and was in a position to post a $200,000 bond that same day.
It is unclear when Zulu will seem in court docket.
Zulu’s lawyer, Gabe Banks, mentioned in a press release that Zulu was jumped by 4 people and was defending himself after the suspects repeatedly attacked him whereas in a “defenseless posture.”
The household of Artez Benton needs solutions for the demise of the 23-year-old.
“We simply need justice for Artez,” Arteria Benton, older sister of Artez, advised The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Zulu is understood all through Atlanta for his involvement locally.
Back in January, the Atlanta Hawks Honored Zulu for his advocacy for mentorship and repair to younger artists in Atlanta.
Zulu based the unbiased report label “Disturbing Tha Peace Records” again in 1998 together with his brother Jeff Dixon and Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges.
The aim of the report label was to present musicians in Atlanta alternatives to get their title on the market and never need to rely on main report label offers.
Ludacris was the primary artist to signal with the label.