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One of the men wounded in the shooting that killed rapper Nipsey Hussle is expected to be released from jail.

Kerry Lathan was not completely healed from his gunshot wound when he was arrested and charged with violating his parole by associating with a known gang member (Nipsey).

Lathan, 56, was released from prison in Sept. 2018 after serving 24 years for murder.

He was out of prison for 7 months when his nephew took him to Nipsey's store to purchase a shirt to go and console a friend.

He said he only knew Nipsey through a mutual friend. Nipsey just happened to be at his Marathon Clothing store that day.

As the three men spoke outside the store on March 31, former gang banger Eric Holder approached and opened fire. Lathan was shot in the back and the bullet lodged near his spine.

He is reportedly paralyzed from the waist down. Despite being in a wheelchair, Lathan was arrested Friday and the Department of Corrections filed paperwork to revoke his parole and send him back to prison.

But after public outcry and calls for leniency from local activists, the Dept. of Corrections announced Thursday it will drop the charges and release Lathan from custody.

In a phone interview with Vladtv.com earlier this week, Lathan said it was purely by coincidence that he was speaking to Nipsey when the shooting started.

He denied reports that Nipsey promised to give him free merchandise to help him adjust to the free world.

"[Nipsey] was a child. He was probably eight years old or seven when I got locked up. I took a selfie with him because that's a celebrity. Everyone was taking pictures with him."

Lathan said the mutual friend told him, "You don't have to keep wearing that shirt, Unc. You in the new world now, you not in prison... Matter of fact there goes Nipsey in the lot right now he'll give you a fresh new white shirt."

However, the shirt Lathan wanted was out of stock. So he went out to the parking lot to ask Nipsey when the new shipment of shirts would come in.

"He said, 'There go Nipsey in the lot. Go talk to him.' And I talked to him and he said 'that'll be about a week, bro.' I said, 'OK.' And when I said it it was all bad. The gunman [came] around the car and shot me, shot Nipsey, and then shot my nephew," Lathan said.

He was arrested within days of being released from the hospital. At first he thought he was in jail for a minor parole violation.

"I just did 25-years-to-life," Lathan told Vlad. "Y'all release me then want to throw me back in jail for coming into contact with a gang member?"

A Gofundme account created to help Lathan's expenses has raised nearly $18,000.
 


 

  • WhoKnew

    Well we'll see how things go for him. He did his 24 years and if he got out in September why was he just now getting hooked up with clothing? I don't believe his story 100% because we never hear the real truth. We hear 50% truth and 50% lies. My percentages may not be equal to real talk but I ain't finna do no math ta day after going over math with my 5 y/o granddaughter yesterday who is here with me on spring break.

  • Rere

    Although I don't believe his story, I also don't think he should be in jail for speaking to smbdy.

  • luVn_liFe…

    "He was out of prison for 7 months when his nephew took him to Nipsey's store to purchase a shirt to go and console a friend."<-this really made me chuckle.. I have so many Questions

  • goat

    What we heard was all internet rumors before now.

  • Renee26

    Good... He did his time. I hope those funds help him get a new start on life.

  • Renee26

    VLAD waste no time do he??

  • Coy little wink

    I have an issue with some of these rules regarding felons. You do the time why aren't you released with your full rights intact? Felons need restoration...not condemnation

  • Seldomseen

    These are some bizarre tales, all around the board!

  • Renee26

    Right... Can't vote, can't rent housing, jobs are limited, can't be around certain areas ....

  • Renee26

    Listening to the interview... He been getting handouts since he came home. He wanted that free shirt

  • free

    This MF done concocted a whole damn story.... you out bruh, don’t worry about it. Stop talking fore your @ss be back in jail.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Dam Lathan was 33 when he went tew prison...Lathan line...nugga jess hush

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    he was out for 7 months???!!!!

    they said he had JUST got out and wanted to get something nice before reuniting w/family(????????)

    all these niccas is suspect!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yop,dass exactly wut gon happen

  • KcoolMuziq

    It's a THOUSAND versions for each incident in this Nipsey saga..

  • Parent

    See that's why my mother always told me, Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear! All these bs stories.

  • Parent

    He so thirsty..

  • GinJen

    I do not believe this man is paralyzed. I listened to one of his YouTube interviews and the interviewer said something related to him (the felon) being able to someday use his legs again and the felon stated really quickly and subconsciously "I can". I think he meant that he could use his legs currently. You can't be paralyzed from the waist down and can use your legs..that shit don't work like that. Me thinks he's milking the wheelchair to garner sympathy (he may need it for pain but not because he can't walk) . I may be wrong, just an opinion ?????.

  • Seldomseen

    Yeah something is strange, you newly paralyzed and they just come scoop you up and take you to jail.....

  • NipseyHusslewasatrueKing

    His name is Kerry Lathan not felon, please show him some respect.

  • Just Me

    I thought Nipsey knew this man before he went to jail. It’s more to this story, but we will never know the real truth.

  • GinJen

    From my experience, newly paralyzed and otherwise healthy individuals typically goes to some sort of (medical) rehabilitation center after being discharged from the hospital. There is ALOT of adjusting one will have to do after being paralyzed and unable to walk. This guy went straight from surgical ICU back to his halfway house? things that make you go hmmm?

  • facingrealit1

    So black folk can raise 18k for someone who is out of prison for murdering someone but not a damn dime for a black kid to go to college and we wonder why nobody respects our azzes!

  • Dowoop

    If they don't have the shirt in stock why u going out and asking Nipsey instead of the salesperson who said they were out of stock?

  • Dowoop

    If nobody respects you that's your own fault. Stop lumping everyone in one group.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Make it make sense hun, smh...

  • the guest

    This whole thing is a tragic reiteration of how difficult it is for black men to mitigate society. Los Angeles seems like an exhausting maze that takes so much strategy to survive.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I believe this guy... FOLK JUST WANT NH to be the SAVIOR of his community...while it's VERY UNFORTUNATE AND SAD AS WELL AS DISHEARTENING THAT HE WAS MURDERED folk need to know what they talking about before running with the first story especially if you were not there!! I wasn't there and how glad I am!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Um they will handcuff you to the bed while you got a fresh bullet in your head..

  • Queen B

    Damn he did 24 years and he still on parole?! ??

  • Renee26

    Listen to the interview that's posted up top... he never said he's paralyzed; he said that he was shot near his spinal cord and is currently in a wheelchair.

  • Renee26

    Ok!!!

  • Renee26

    The parking lot footage was very telling

  • GinJen

    Yes I'm sure, but that has nothing to do with the fact that he was sent to the halfway house instead of a rehab center after being "paralyzed". If he wasnt arrested in the hospital, medical personnel would have sent him to a rehab center vs. back to the halfway house, if he was indeed paralyzed.

  • Renee26

    In the interview posted he said when he first came home Nip gifted him with a lot of clothes...as he did with other old heads who recently got out. That particular day he just went in to get a new shirt before proceeding to his other friends house to comfort them in a time of grievance.

    2 stories mixed up in one

  • the guest

    Agreed.

  • Renee26

    On parole for LIFE

  • Renee26

    You didn't get enough contributions when you created one huh? Try applying for scholarships like most people do

  • Seldomseen

    Exactly

  • Dowoop

    I still don't buy his story because of he was on his way to console a friend he would have taken another shirt when the one he wanted was out of stock instead of inquiring when it would be in stock. Was he no longer going to console the friend because his desired shirt was not in stock?

  • imright

    i cant stand Vlad ? & Agent Lathan is FOS

  • Alextra Ballard

    The story continues to change

  • jazmine

    Because the time he was given was probably life since he took someone else’s life. They let him out early on the condition he follow the rules they set.

  • dontgetblocked

    Doing the holy dance.

  • GinJen

    Welp, the interview that I listened to, he didn't correct the man when he mentioned that he was paralyzed. Not correcting someone is just as bad, no?

  • dontgetblocked

    It's good to hear his side of the story but let's not forget that he's a felon and a murderer. What about the family of the person he killed? Did anyone donate $18,000 to them. I'll save my money and tears for a real victim. He's just getting what he gave as a gang banger.

  • jazmine

    Wasn’t Nipsey 33 how would he know a man that did 24 years?

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Let me read this ish is strange. Continue to rest in peace Nipsey

  • GinJen

    Ok sure, I'll keep that in mind

  • dontgetblocked

    Why do you keep defending this murderer? Phuck him!

  • dontgetblocked

    HE KILLED AT LEAST ONE PERSON!!
    His name is MURDERER!!

  • GinJen

    This is what we do for upstanding citizens ??????

  • GinJen

    BOOM

  • dontgetblocked

    Well he's still breathing. His victims are dead!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Right how u being choosy was it that serious? I’m sure another shirt was fly smh

  • the guest

    I've always said this.

    Thank even poor black folks with somehow find thousands of dollars for a teen's baby shower, baby clothes, and baby gifts but can't find that same money for tuition. There's more social rewards for having a baby out of wedlock than getting an education.

  • Faithz

    Sad but true.

  • Faithz

    My Goodness.

  • Ms..N

    Damn that's some karma for real! I've always felt the guy who killed Nip may have know him from earlier years and was retailiating for something! We may never know although Nip should have been on point considering the gangsta lifestyle he left behind!

  • Just Me

    Yes, a lot of ppl are asking that same question. IDK, but something is up.

  • Faithz

    Nipsey could have known this fellow through a Mutual Friend, and was willing to give him some new clothes. Nip was a great fellow, and I didn't know Him, but people speak very highly of Him, and after listing to his mama , and those who Knew Him Best....I believe that he was a Fellow who had did some things that was not really good, But was working hard to right his Wrongs for himself, his Family, Friends and Foes, and of course those who Hated Him for what he has done to Turn His Life and many Others Lives around. People will Hate on you for many things, and being a Banger who want to get off the streets, and get your Life together , and they see you working and striving hard to Better Yourself they Hate you even more...His Life and Legacy will Live on Forever, and I have never Followed Him before, and neither did I keep up with His Career and Life...
    Until His Untimely Death!!!!

  • Queen B

    ? complete set up but some ppl do well with it

  • Just Me

    It has been so many stories, we don’t know what to believe now.

  • Faithz

    This Fellow Must have did his time Otherwise he would not have gotten out of Jail, We know that Killing another is always Bad, But until you know all the Details, I just wonder How in the world did he get out of Jail? And when I think about this Fellow spending all those Years, Yet that Fellow who shot Travon Martin, I think that was his name he never spent time in Jail, and he shot that child in cold blood, Just plain Senseless killing of that Young man.

  • Faithz

    The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
    Mark Twain

  • Renee26

    Fellow?? May I ask where you're from?

  • PhillyFacts

    I was thinking the same thing after his first recorded call with a childhood friend that was on YouTube. That story is a little different than this one; his behind better quit interviews and focus on healing before he talk his black arse back in the joint. Geesh stfu already ?????

  • 2gr8ful

    The person he killed is never coming back sorry he was shot but at least he is still alive 24 yrs still doesn't take the pain away for that family.....No money from me buddy.

  • NipseyHusslewasatrueKing

    Another form of prison, can't even feel free even when you're physically free.

  • NipseyHusslewasatrueKing

    Thank you, very well said.

  • T865!

    ????

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Oh okay (but 7-month-old clothes are still relatively 'new' ...iron what you have and take your azz on over to see about your friend. and quit bothering folks on a Sunday with your non-emergency, last minute, wardrobe b.s.)?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Exactly! You was wearing the same outfit everyday when you were locked down. Now you gotta have a new blouse for every outing??? You're a grown azz man, not a 15 y/o kid on a 1st date. Wtf?

  • Faux Gibbler

    Nah, they released him cuz it’s hard to care for handicapped people in jail .

  • Faux Gibbler

    At least Trayvon gave George Zimmerman a good azz Whooping GZ will never forget.

  • CaramelDrop

    GinJen if he just got out of jail he probably doesn’t have insurance. ?????
    Do you get sent to rehab if you’re uninsured?

  • 11pink123

    As days go by, it does not get easier..

    I will be one to admit. This situation still makes my stomach and heart sad.

    I still can’t accept it.

  • RealATLPeach36

    I swear you couldn’t help yourself huh lol

  • Faithz

    Okay.

  • Faithz

    Caribbean.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I’m glad they released him because I believe Christopher Darden was behind this arrest to defend his client, and create a smear campaign pretrial to discredit Nipsey Hussle and his work!

    But, I also felt, perhaps this guy being shot may have been some KARMA, given his past, tho he paid through the judicial system!

  • free

    maybe they can sue him and get a judgement.

  • free

    lawd, i'm viola. where is my purse? i'm ready to move on from this saga cause it's just tew murch going on.

  • free

    they let them out to make room for others, not because they really want to let them out. he's on parole.

  • facingrealit1

    On May 10th of this year I will close on my 3rd home w/o any contributions. Your ignorance is showing. "My people perish for a lack of knowledge for they reject knowledge" - Hosea 4:6

  • Runner

    He did not know him, the nephew did.

  • Runner

    Maybe just to spark conversation but then that means Nipsey was all by himself. Where were his people? Cowboy was in the shop. Who else was he with?

  • HelloToni

    I'm glad he was released and they said due to public out cry. It feels good and it is motivating to know that our voices matter.

  • Coy little wink

    I'm aware. But with so many rights taken away they can't survive except to resort back to crime...

  • MzKeriBabee

    Something just isn't right about this whole thing!!! From the fake CPR, to no blood on the "paramedics" gloves, now his interview...

  • dontgetblocked

    He served 24 years for murder! That's the one the caught him for. No sympathy. I'll save that for the real victims of this criminal's crime. He deserves to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. I bet he was no angel in prison as well.

  • dontgetblocked

    Good idea.

  • Renee26

    Why you on here all bitter about where other people chose to donate then??

    Nevermind... I'll stay ignorant to your reasoning.

    Good day bitter one!

  • Renee26

    Ok, I was reading it with a British accent ?

  • Renee26

    Nope ?

  • Sircaput

    **Feel Free To Share**
    I'm not the superstitious guy but the number six played through Nips life, his Marathon clothing store was inaugurated in June the sixth month, early gang affiliation with the rollin 60's, shot 6 times, died at the age of 3+3 and even down to the letters in his name and the picture of him on Wiki. Minister Farrakhan even mentioned the number 6 when he spoke of him during the home going service.
    So I looked up the number and meaning..
    It is considered the perfect number, it is perfectly balanced and harmonious because it is made up of two sets of 3's and is the number of creativity and the spirit it is also a symbol of deep emotions and compassion, it shows that you are a very caring person who give love to others and others give love back to you. All the traits of this soldier. Now that's deep..."but he was a gangster" some people have said. So I ask..."How can you effectively affect a community unless you yourself understand the struggle?" Even Malcom X had a different mindset when he traveled to Mecca. So I'm sure when Ermias traveled to Africa with his father he saw something different and came back with a different mindset. which made him that much more compassionate about his communities and the people around him.
    Eric Holder also affiliated with the same gang as Nipsey the rollin 60's and he shot him because of jealousy and envy.. When they see they can never be you they try to hurt those around you by destroying you..
    It is all so eerie as if this was his destiny and purpose and even in his last and final stages he was doing what he did so many countless times before...helping someone in need.
    See Eric might have murdered the man and the body but he did not destroy the message and the spirit...
    Which was evident on April 11, 2019!
    RIP Ermias Joseph "Nipsey Hu$$le" Asqhedom
    #RIPNipsey #crenshaw
    #Nipsey #themarathon #victorylap #themarathoncontinues

  • KcoolMuziq

    666

  • Dowoop

    Right!!

  • 11pink123

    It’s something God has planned. Nip has been visiting ppl In dreams and the dreams are similar so it’s not an illusion. Nips passing is going to play a huge role in the end times.

    Nipsey is still working, God and Jesus is still using him. His spirit is visiting many people right now.

    Apparently he had to go to finish out whatever it is God has him working on.

    And it just so happen Easter is exactly 21 days after his passing. All this means to me is satan had him murdered.

    But he did not realize he made a mistake because now Nipsey can reach more people spiritually. ???

  • 11pink123

    satan is a copy cat. 3 is the important number.

  • Coffee1st

    Nope. That's outside of the parameters of what prison was designed for.
    You know these saltines are friggin geniuses with their oppression.

  • Coffee1st

    "..except to resort back to crime"
    ^^^^^^^^^^Bingo^^^^^^^^^^^

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  • 11pink123

    Who did this man kill and why? This is the most important piece to the puzzle.

    And the Leader is requesting the police to stop violating people from affiliating with gang members, but why don’t the leader stop condoning gang banging?

  • chris

    Full rights intact? Man is a murderer. As far as I'm concerned he should be happy he can walk free. Would you feel comfortable if sex offenders had their full rights restored and moved around you and your family??

  • chris

    Make a business and hire ex cons if you care so much..

  • Coy little wink

    I meant some felons...not this particular one. I'm a defense attorney my views are not the average persons

  • Renee26

    STFU bish and troll on!!

  • chris

    Understood. As a defense attorney is there any one you would not defend?

  • chris

    You sound intelligent.

  • Coy little wink

    You have to put personal feelings aside. I was never a court appointed lawyer for that reason. I think an accused child rapist or murderer would be difficult to defend. But we are innocent until proven guilty in our sytem. I no longer practice as it can be weary...

  • Renee26

    Good... Cause I am!

  • GinJen

    They would sign him up for state insurance in the hospital. I'm sure he qualified, not having a job and all.

  • Faithz

    Okay.

  • 11pink123

    He said he can walk, in this interview. He just said he can barely walk.

  • 11pink123

    Yeah something ain’t adding up about any of this. I hate to put salt on ppls name but this Big U guy, is making me raise some eyebrows.

    He wants to be the Nino Brown of LA. But Nipsey was and is the King ? . Something is a little strange and off. I hope that God reveals the truth, so we can stop speculating

  • 11pink123

    Yeah they kind of blew it with this story. These niggaz is sus.

  • GinJen

    oh ok, I didnt listen to this particular interview. thanks for letting me know. hell, he dont need to be "paralyzed" anymore anyway..he already hustled up on 18k?

  • 11pink123

    Trust me I’m on the same page with you though. Something is super sus. I don’t know what to think. If ppl love Nip the way we love him, its no way the ppl that actually knew him would do this. But who the f—-k, wtf and why?

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  • 11pink123

    You know what, listening to this call. His story has a few holes In it. I’m calling BS

    First he say his nephew pulled up to the store because he seen Nip outside, but then he also said his nephew pointed Nip out after going into the store. Which one is it?

    Then he say he did not know Nip, but then say Nip gave him clothes 7 months before,?but then say he been wearing the same clothes for 7 months.

    Big U say he talked to Nip everyday, therefore he would’ve known Nip was there.

    If Big U’s middle name is David, he’s already been called out by a prophet.

    I believe Big U was jealous of Nip. Nip dropped him as a manager and then his whole career took off to a level that was probably scary to Big U.

    They been chill for 8 years but because Nip been chilling, his career ok. But The last couple of months Nip been making King moves and I believe Big U Could not stomach his success because per his Instagram, he did not promote hardly anything Nipsey was doing. Big U tried to have a clothing line, it failed.. I don’t see one Instagram post with him wearing Nips clothing. Only official Crenshaw highschool gear.

    Nipsey already was bold enough to step up to Big U 8 years ago to the point where the brother pulled a gun out and shot a warning shot. While everyone else is scared of Big U, what y’all think was gone happen after Nip got on Jay Z level?

    When Nips homeboy was killed in the same area in September, that should’ve been a obvious warning to Nip that he might be next.

    They first tried to pull this off as some bloods because they thought no cameras were working, but prob forgot about the gas station camera. Because the gas station is facing the opposite direction.

    And this explains why nobody came out the store with a gun, when they had more than enough time to.

    In my opinion after listening to them talk, I don’t believe it was the police or the label.

    In a video Big U said that he created Nipsey.? let that soak in.

  • 11pink123

    They story has holes. Did you see him outside before you pulled up or after you came out? Which one is it?

    He gave you clothes when you first got out but yet, you was wearing the same clothes everyday?

    In my opinion Big U has every reason to be jealous of Nip. Nip did everything Big U was trying to do and was everything Big U wanted to be. Nipsey was not scared of Big U like everyone else and already stood up to him, to where the brother had to intervene with warning shots. Big U probably wasn’t trippin until Nips recent overkill of success.

    Big U had 5000 post on Instagram and no support to Nipsey unless it benefits him. Don’t see one post of him in Marathon clothing, only official Crenshaw high gear. What happens to Big U clothing line?

    Then he said he created Nipsey and that’s where he revealed himself?

    I hope the police is as smart as they are on 48 hours. Because these two men I don’t trust. Story got too many holes and they had every motive as haters.

  • 11pink123

    @Sandra I see you took it down but, I understand. It’s very sus, huh?

    I just wanted you to see it so that you know what’s what, when it hit the fan. Because if it’s as obvious as it appears to be, it will hit the fan.

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  • facingrealit1

    I'm not bitter - I just believe that We As A People can do better, should want better for those that follow behind us. Yet it seems that we care more about fighting against a system than winning in it! We can't keep supporting bad and expecting anything good. You have a wonderfully blessed Resurrection Sunday!

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