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Surveillance video that surfaced online shows the events leading up to the shooting incident involving Ludacris' manager Chaka Zulu.

Chaka, 52, and two other men were shot during a scuffle outside Chaka's restaurant and lounge in Buckhead on June 26.

Artez Benton, 23, was killed when Chaka allegedly discharged his weapon in self-defense.

IG blogger Shanae Hall posted the surveillance video on her Instagram page.

The Fulton County prosecutor's office charged Chaka with murder and other crimes on Sept. 13. No one else was charged.

Hall says Chaka was attacked by five men who waited for him outside his Apt 4B restaurant. Sources say the men were refused entry to the restaurant, where reservations are required to get in.

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The video shows Chaka's hands around a man's neck (first circle). Hall says Chaka was restraining the guy to prevent him from pulling his gun.

As Chaka restrained the guy, another man approached Chaka from behind and sucker punched him. Then all 5 men began stomping him. The video doesn't show the shooting.

The video aligns with what Chaka's attorney, Gabe Banks, told Channel 2 Action News in a statement.

Hall writes in the video caption:

"I pray that @atlantapolice and @fultoncountyda can see that they 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.

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.

HOW CAN HE BE CHARGED WITH MURDER WHEN HE WAS BEING ATTACKED & shot in the back by the big guy in the video? HOW??"

Watch the video below.
 

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Ludacris' longtime manager Chaka Zulu (R) has been arrested on murder charges stemming from a shooting at an Atlanta nightclub on June 26.

WSB-TV reporter Michael Seiden broke the news in a tweet on Saturday.
 
RELATED: Ludacris' Manager Chaka Zulu Critically Wounded
 

Zulu and two other men were shot during a dispute at Apt4b, a Caribbean restaurant and bar Zulu owns in Buckhead.

Police say Zulu exchanged gunfire with another man. During the shootout, a stray bullet from Zulu's gun struck Artez Benton, 23, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Benton's grieving family retained high-powered attorney Steve Sadow.

Zulu, whose real name is Ahmed Obafemi, was hospitalized in critical condition. He was eventually discharged from the hospital and turned himself in to police on September 13.

He was booked into the Fulton County Jail and bonded out the same day.

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Zulu is also charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and simple battery, according to jail records.

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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 surrounding the shooting that occurred in June 2022.

Update: Attorney Gabe Banks, legal counsel for Chaka Zulu, released a statement to Channel 2 Action News:

"A close review of all of the evidence, including the surveillance footage and eyewitness interviews, reveals that Mr. Zulu was attacked and jumped from behind by a gang of at least four (4) individuals (sadly including the decedent) and was forced to defend himself after this gang repeatedly stomped, punched, and kicked him while he was on the ground in a defenseless posture. Mr. Zulu was shot in the back during the shooting and nearly lost his life, and is still recovering from the nearly fatal injuries he sustained that evening.

Mr. Zulu was at his place of business that night and had every right to defend himself. In an attempt to save his life, Mr. Zulu lawfully discharged his weapon in self-defense, a weapon that he is licensed to carry. Mr. Zulu fully cooperated with law enforcement officials and their investigation, and voluntarily turned himself in once he learned of the arrest warrants. Mr. Zulu remains confident that his named will be cleared of all charges through the judicial process. It is not lost on Mr. Zulu that someone lost his life, but had Mr. Zulu not lawfully defended himself, Mr. Zulu would have been killed that night."

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New video footage shows that rapper DaBaby may have triggered a fight that left a shopper dead in a North Carolina Walmart store in 2018.

DaBaby, real name Jonathan Kirk, claims he shot 19-year-old Jaylin Craig in self-defense. But never-before-seen footage shows the rapper threw the first punch.

DaBaby claimed he was approached by two young men who allegedly threatened him with a gun while he was shopping with his then-girlfriend and their children.

However, the footage shows the rapper to be the initial aggressor by sucker punching Craig's best friend, Henry Douglas.

After DaBaby punched Douglas, Craig appears to pull a gun from his waistband, but then he tucked it back in before walking out of the frame.

The video ended after DaBaby shot Craig who fled into an aisle and collapsed where he was pronounced dead by medics.
 

 
Kirk told police he shot Craig in self-defense and to protect his family. Since dead men can't talk - and a weapon was found near Craig's body - the police believed the troubled rapper.

"I feel like they just swept it up under the rug," Craig's mother, LaWanda Horsley, tells Rolling Stone. "[DaBaby] knows what he did. I'm not doing this for no fame or anything, because at the end of the day, Jaylin Craig is gone."

She added: "When I found out my son was killed, everything from the bottom of my feet came up and out of me. I never knew your body could feel like that."

DaBaby was convicted in June 2019 of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

The rapper was back in the blog headlines this weekend after he teed off on one of his own artists, a Charlotte rapper named Wisdom

According to XXL magazine, the diminutive rapper came to blows with Wisdom backstage at the South Jam festival in Columbus on Friday, April 22.

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Footage from the fight shows DaBaby throwing the first punch, before the two combatants are separated by a security guard.

In related news a Twitter user claims DaBaby nearly shot a co-worker who went to the rapper's home to fix his cable.

The user tweeted that DaBaby overheard a conversation between his brother and the cable guy and assumed there was a threat made toward his brother.

The Twitter user wrote: "My co worker went to go fix his cable problems and for talking with his brother about fights and making gestures da baby thought they were squaring up and almost popped off on my co worker but his brother calmed him down.

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