Nipsey Hussle’s tragic murder has sent shockwaves throughout the hip-hop community. His untimely passing has touched the hearts of millions, especially those who were directly around him. One of the victims of the shooting, 56-year-old Kerry Lathan was arrested after he was released from the hospital for allegedly violating his parole. Lathan had been released earlier this year after serving roughly 24 years out of 26 years to life sentence for murder. Part of Lathan’s parole conditions was to not associate with gang members. Thanks to Nipsey’s affiliation with the Rollin’ 60s Crips, Lathan was arrested.
In an exclusive interview with VLAD TV, Lathan is speaking out on his arrest, saying it was completely unjust. Lathan claims that he never really associated with Nipsey and that the rapper had simply given some clothes to a family member so that he would have some fresh threads when he got out of jail. Lathan had gone to the Marathon store on March 31st to check it out and that’s when the shooting happened.
Lathan is currently constrained to a wheelchair because the shooting made it so that he can’t walk right now. The 56-year-old was picked up at his halfway house and was then brought straight to jail.
Stay tuned for updates on this story as we will bring you developments as they happen.