New Video Released In Deadly Shooting Involving Ludacris Manager Chaka Zulu

New Video Released In Deadly Shooting Involving Ludacris Manager Chaka Zulu


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New surveillance video shows the moments Ludacris manager Chaka Zulu shot and killed a man outside a Buckhead restaurant.

Atlanta police homicide investigators have identified Chaka Zulu, whose real name is Ahmed Obafemi, as a suspect in the June shooting that left one person dead and wounded two others, including himself.

In the video obtained by TMZ, Zulu is seen in the parking lot of the Apt 4B restaurant with a group of other people.

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Ludacris manager Chaka Zulu shoots a video

Moments later, a fight breaks out, two of the men can be seen attacking Zulu, who pulls out a gun and opens fire. Authorities say 23-year-old Artez Benton was beaten and later died.

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Authorities say Zulu turned himself in at the Fulton County Jail on Sept. 13, but was released on bond the same day. He is charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and simple battery.

Attorney Gabe Banks, a member of the music executive’s legal team, accused the Atlanta Police Department of not being thorough in its investigation.

At a news conference Thursday, where Chaka Zulu sat with his attorneys and loved ones, Banks said his client “fought for his life” and asserted that Benton was not an innocent victim. Banks said his client was trying to de-escalate a situation that was turning violent before the events in the video unfolded.

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“We continue to be disappointed in APD for deciding to charge Chaka,” Banks said. “We remain equally disappointed in the City of Atlanta Police Department for not filing charges against the individuals who attacked Chaka from behind and knocked out his assistant, clearly on video.”

Banks called on the police to charge and arrest the man who hit Chaka Zulu from behind and was ultimately the person who shot him.

On Monday, Gabe Banks, the music executive’s longtime attorney, posted on Instagram that Zulu was “disappointed” by the APD’s decision to press charges against him. Banks said the evidence clearly shows that Zulu, who was injured in the incident, “was forced to defend himself” while he was attacked by at least four other people in the June incident.

“It is not lost on Mr. Zulu that someone lost their life, but if Mr. Zulu had not defended himself legally, Mr. Zulu would have been killed that night,” Banks said.

Obafemi is popularly known as ‘Chaka Zulu,’ the longtime manager of Atlanta-born rapper Ludacris. As a music executive, he founded the independent record label “Disturbing tha Peace Records” in 1998 with his brother Jeff Dixon and Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges. The record label was designed to give the musicians of the “Dirty South” a chance to shine after being ignored by major record labels. Ludacris was the first artist to be represented.

Banks’ statement said Obafemi defended himself with a firearm that he is licensed to carry.

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