The manager for rapper Ludacris faces a murder charge in Atlanta in connection with a June shooting.
The Atlanta Police Department said Chaka Zulu, whose legal name is Ahmed Obafemi, turned himself in to face charges Tuesday.
Banks said the evidence clearly shows Zulu — who was injured in the incident — defended himself while being attacked by at least four other people in the June incident.
Zulu was among three people shot in the June 26 gunfire at a parking lot in the Buckhead area. One person died.
Banks' statement said Zulu defended himself with a firearm he is licensed to carry.
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," the statement said.
Killed in the June shooting was 23-year-old Artez Benton, whose family described him as ambitious, hard-working, and dedicated to his family.
"He did everything right," his father, Artis Benton, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution after the shooting. "I never thought that this would be the end for him."