Ludacris‘ longtime manager, Chaka Zulu, appears in recently released surveillance footage obtained by TMZ of a deadly Atlanta shooting. The video captures the moments before gunfire erupted outside of Chaka’s Atlanta restaurant, Apt4B.
In the clip, a group of men approach Chaka outside the restaurant, where a dispute reportedly made its way into the parking lot. One of the men, Tre’mon Robinson, had previously been asked to leave Apt4B, the outlet reports.
An argument ensues, and a man named Corey Crawford is spotted grabbing an object out of his car. He and his friends then join Robinson, who chest bumps Chaka, prompting the music executive to respond. As Chaka grabs Robinson, however, he’s attacked by Crawford and 23-year-old Artez Benton. Robinson, meanwhile, knocks Chaka’s assistant to the ground as she tries to help him, and Crawford hides between two vehicles.
Eventually, Chaka appears to fire his gun and hits Benton. Crawford then seems to follow with his own shots, one of which reportedly hit the music executive in the back. Benton, who’s seen crawling away in the footage, was struck in the chest. He later succumbed to his injuries.
Chaka is now facing charges of murder, aggravated assault, simple battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. His lawyer, Gabe Bank, says Chaka acted in self-defense “after this gang repeatedly stomped, punched, and kicked him while he was on the ground in a defenseless posture.”
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