Man who was injured in Nipsey Hussle's shooting attack arrested for ties to slain rapper
Five days after the shoot out, 56-year-old Lathan, who was out on parole after he served 20 years in prison for murder, was arrested for having connections with Hussle
Just a day after Nipsey Hussle's Celebration of Life ceremony, it was revealed that a victim who was shot in Hussle's murder has now been arrested for having connections with Hussle.
According to TMZ, a source revealed Kerry Lathan, one of the victims who was shot in the back outside Hussle's Marathon Clothing store, was taken to the hospital. He was treated and released a week ago on Sunday.
On Friday, five days after the shoot out, 56-year-old Lathan, who was out on parole after he served 20 years in prison for murder, was arrested for having connections with Hussle, who was said to be a gang member.
One of the main conditions of parole is not to stay in touch and have associations with known gang members. According to TMZ, police claimed Hussle was a member of the Rollin 60's Crips. Currently, Lathan is under custody in Men's Central Jail in downtown L.A., where he waits as authorities try to revoke his parole.
Due to the shooting, Lathan is now unable to walk and is in a wheelchair. The whole situation seems kind of double-edged because just the previous day, the entire city of L.A., was celebrating the life of Hussle and his contributions to the city, and now, authorities have arrested a victim who was with him in the shootout, because he was around Hussle.
On Thursday morning, thousands of people gathered at the Staple Center to celebrate Hussle during his memorial service. Following the service, there was a 25-mile procession from the Staple Center to the funeral house. Citizens gathered around the procession route and waited hours just to see Hussle's hearse pass by so they could pay their last respects to the slain rapper.