Nipsey Hussle shooting victim, Kerry Lathan, was released from jail.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that the 56-year-old, who was shot on March 31st, was released from jail nearly two weeks after he was arrested for being associated with a “known gang member.” Lathan was arrested after getting treatment at a hospital for gunshot wounds and then release. The Sheriff’s Department website listed his released date as Saturday, April 20th, twelve days after he was taken into custody.
Lathan’s attorney, Lauren Noriega, says that her client was merely an innocent bystander who almost got killed in the same shooting incident that claims the life of beloved rapper Nipsey Hussle. She also dispelled previous reports claiming that Lathan was at The Marathon clothing store to collect clothing from Nipsey Hussle after being released from prison recently.
“He wasn’t there to propose any business to Nipsey,” Noriega told KABC-TV. “He had no idea that Nipsey would be there.”
Kerry Lathan previously did an interview with VLAD TV where he expressed what went down on the day of the shooting. He revealed that it was a chance encounter he had with Nipsey Hussle because he was at the store to purchase clothing.
“When I go in there, they didn’t have the white [shirts] that I wanted. I said, ‘When y’all gon’ get that in again?’ He said, ‘Well, there go Nipsey in the lot. Go talk to him.’ And I talked to him,” Lathan said in the interview.
Nipsey Hussle was shot dead on March 31st while standing with a group of men in the parking lot of his clothing store. His killing sparked outraged and a cry for an end to gun violence.