Chaka Zulu, the music manager, has been charged in a fatal shooting and claims self-defense

Chaka Zulu, the music manager, has been charged in a fatal shooting and claims self-defense ...

Chaka Zulu, a longtime music manager and founder of Disturbing Tha Peace Records, has been charged with murder, aggravated assault, and other charges, according to CNN.

Obafemi, who is well-known for being Ludacris' manager, was involved in a tragic shooting that took place in June at Atlanta's APT 4B restaurant, killing three people and wounding three others. Obafemi turned himself in to authorities on September 13th, and later posted a $200,000 bond. The 52-year-old music executive was charged with murder, aggravated assault, and simple battery.

Obafemi's legal representatives issued an official statement on Saturday (September 17): "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 regarding the shooting that occurred in June 2022."

"A thorough examination of all evidence, including surveillance footage and eyewitness interviews, reveal that Mr. Zulu was attacked and jumped from behind by a group of at least four (4) individuals (sadly including the decedent) and was forced to defend himself after this group repeatedly stomped, punched, and kicked him while he was on the ground in a defenseless position."

“Mr. Zulu was at his work that night and had every right to defend himself.” In an effort to save his life, Mr. Zulu discharged his rifle in self-defense, a weapon that he was licensed to carry, and voluntarily turned himself in when he learned of the arrest warrants.

In 1998, Ahmed Obafemi founded Disturbing Tha Peace Records with his brother Jeff Dixon and Ludacris. The label was responsible for the majority of Grammy-winning rapper and actor Ludacris' music, including the 2006 album Release Therapy.

VIBE will be sure to keep you updated as this is a ongoing situation.

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