Chaka Zulu took to social media on Friday and had a moment of transparency where he revealed the two Black women who saved his life after he was shot.
Homicide investigators on the scene told 11Alive that the shooting sprung from an argument in the parking lot behind the strip center on Peachtree Road.
24-year-old Artez Benton was killed.
Two and a half months after the Buckhead triple shooting, Atlanta police obtained warrants charging Chaka, whose birth name is Ahmed Obafemi, with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a criminal, and simple battery.
Chaka surrendered on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, and was booked into Fulton County jail.
He was released the same day on a $200,000 bond and is currently awaiting trial.
Chaka Zulu took to social media and shared a photo of himself with his “angels on earth” – Dr. Randi Smith, who operated on him for six hours, and Alexis, who nursed him back to health.
MOMENT OF TRANSPARENCY:
The Woman on the right (white coat with glasses) Dr. RANDI SMITH @randismithmd LITERALLY SAVED MY LIFE.
When I arrived at GRADY HOSPITAL the night of my shooting she operated on me for 6 HOURS STRAIGHT, we will discuss my actual injuries at a later time.
The Woman on the left (white shirt and jeans ) her name is ALEXIS (no social media) she LITERALLY NURSED ME BACK TO HEALTH.
Yesterday myself along with both of my ANGELS on earth, got to speak to various teams at grady about my LIFE SAVING PROCESS and how we can implement some of the things we learned into more departments.
I am devoted to taking from my process to impact others the learned experience is invaluable but can definitely be used moving forward.
2nd slide is the larger group who directly and indirectly helped in my process this mostly a THANK YOU post but a PROMISE to continue help you guys build out better programs to save more lives and get people healthy again.
Lastly shout out to DR. SMITH and the IVYY PROGRAM (INTERRUPTING VIOLENCE IN YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS) I AM FOREVER INDEBTED AND COMMITTED TO HELPING THE CAUSE.
See Chaka Zulu’s original post below.
Shoutout to the amazing Black women and the staff at Grady Hospital who work to save the life of Chaka Zulu and countless others each and every day.
You are appreciated.