Music executive and longtime manager of rapper Ludacris, Chaka Zulu, turned himself in at the Fulton County Jail on Sept. 13. Zulu, whose real name is Ahmed Obafemi, is charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and simple battery.
As Blavity reported, Obafemi was named a suspect in a June shooting that left one person dead and two others, including himself, injured.
The shooting occurred in the parking lot of an Atlanta restaurant, APT 4B. According to CNN, officers arrived at the scene around 11:35 p.m. on June 26 and found three men with gunshot wounds. All three were taken to a hospital, where one person, Artez Jamil Benton, died of his injuries.
Obafemi’s legal team stood on the grounds of self-defense after the June shooting. Accounts speculate that he may have been trying to de-escalate an altercation.
Surveillance footage of the altercation has since been released. And the video has left many questioning the validity of the charges against Obafemi.
Instagram user @Shanaehall1 posted a breakdown of the footage.
She captioned the video, “Correction: ADP Charged Chaka, NOT the DA.”
“I pray that @atlantapolice and @fultoncountyda can see that APD made a mistake! Men lie woman lie, the footage doesn’t lie! Chaka Zulu was trying to prevent the situation from escalating, and the four men decided viciously attack him,” she continued.
“Artez Benton, the young college graduate that was shot by Chaka can be seen straddled over Chaka punching him in the face, while the other men stomped him in the head and kicked him,” she wrote. “HOW CAN HE BE CHARGED WITH MURDER WHEN HE WAS BEING ATTACKED & shot in the back by the big guy in the video? HOW??”