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Chaka Zulu, longtime manager of Ludacris and founder of the DTP label, arrested for murder

Longtime Ludacris manager Chaka Zulu has been arrested for murder.

On June 26, Chaka was one of three people shot dead in an altercation in a mall parking lot outside his Buckhead restaurant. One of the victims was rushed to hospital, while Artez Benton, 23, died at the scene.

According to police, the shooting took place after a fight broke out between Chaka and others.

The manager’s lawyer claims that four people jumped on Chaka. He adds that Chaka was only protecting himself from suspects who repeatedly attacked him while he was in a “defenseless posture”.

Chaka surrendered on Tuesday and was charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and simple assault. However, he deposited $200,000 and tied the same day.

It has not been revealed when Chaka will appear in court, but the 23-year-old’s family want answers.

“We just want justice for Artez,” said Arteria Benton, Artez’s older sister.

Chaka is the founder of the independent label “Disturbing Tha Peace Records”. Chaka started the label in 1998 with the help of his brother Jeff Dixon and Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges.

Chakra’s mission for the label was to give Atlanta artists the opportunity to expand their brand without pressure from major labels. Ludacris was the first artist to sign to the label.