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Ludacris’ Manager Chaka Zulu Arrested On Murder Charges

Rapper Ludacris’ manager and music executive Chaka Zulu has reportedly been arrested on murder charges stemming from the June 26th shootout that he was involved in that took place at a Buckhead shopping center in Atlanta. He had been involved in the shootout that left him severely injured and 23-year-old Artez Benson fatally shot.

He states on Instagram that the shooting that occurred was simply a self defense as he he narrowly escaped and if he hadn’t acted on self defense he would have been killed. In a statement via his lawyer, Gabe Banks, he states his client defended himself.

“Mr. Chaka Zulu, a beloved son of the City of Atlanta, is disappointed in the Atlanta Police Department’s decision to bring charges against him surrounding the shooting that occurred in June 2022.

A close review of all the evidence, including the surveillance footage and eyewitness interviews, reveals that Mr. Zulu was attacked and jumped from behind by a gang of at least four individuals (sadly including the decedent) and was forced to defend himself after this gang repeatedly stomped, punched and kicked him while he was on the ground in a defenseless posture. Mr. Zulu was shot in the back during the shooting and nearly lost his life, and is still recovering from the nearly fatal injuries he sustained that evening.

Mr. Zulu was at his place of business that might and had every reason to defend himself. In an attempt to save his life, Mr. Zulu lawfully discharged his weapon in self-defense, a weapon that he is licensed to carry. Mr. Zulu fully cooperated with law enforcement officials and their investigation, and voluntarily turned himself in once he teared of the arrest warrants. Mr. Zulu remains confident that his name will be cleared of all charges through the judicial process. It is not lost on Mr. Zulu that someone lost his life, but had Mr. Zulu not lawfully defended himself, Mr. Zulu would have been killed that night.”

The father of the victim, Artis Benton seeks justice from the fatal shooting. There are no further details regarding Chaka Zulu and what Atlanta police plan to do regarding the situation. The story is currently developing..

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