Ludacrismanager, Chaka Zuluwas arrested for murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a man outside his restaurant — but new video of the incident shows Zulu being beaten by a group of men before he fired — giving way to a self-defense argument.
We have obtained surveillance footage taken on June 26 outside Zulu’s Atlanta restaurant Apt4B. A group of men, incl Orthosis Benton — who was killed in the melee — arrive at Apt4B, park in the valet area and make your way inside. 10 minutes later, the men leave the Zulu-owned restaurant after some sort of argument.
This is where the video begins. Zulu, who was earlier in the parking lot talking to a friend, returns to his restaurant and gets into a heated argument with Tremon Robinsonone of the guys who was ordered to leave the restaurant.
During the argument, the man called Corey Crawford it is seen how something is taken out of the car. A source directly connected to the case tells us Zulu’s legal team believes Crawford was purchasing the gun.
Robinson motions for his friends to come over and then appears to punch Zulu in the chest… and then all hell breaks loose.
Chuck grabs Robinson, but Crawford and Benton jump in and they all start beating down Chuck. At one point, Chucky’s assistant (in the orange shirt) tries to help Chucky, but Robinson punches her in the face … knocking her to the ground.
Crawford ducks for cover behind two cars and shots are fired. It turns out that Chucky fired first, hitting Benton … there’s a plume of smoke coming from Chucky’s gun. Another column of smoke appears to be coming from Crawford’s gun. He seems to have fired several shots and one hit Chuck in the back.
Benton gets hit in the chest … you see him crawl away. He later died from his injuries.
As we reported Chaka is arrested for murder, hooliganism, simple assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He appealed to the authorities last week, but he has been supported since the beginning he acted in self-defense.
We were told that the authorities have the video.