Kerry Lathan, 56 years old was released from jail on April 20, 2019.
Lathan was one of two men shot on March 31, 2019, along with Nipsey Hussle outside of his clothing store.
Latham was out on parole the time Hussle; a former gang member was shot. Technically, Latham violated his probation by associating with a known gang member or felon.
Hussle was affiliated with a gang in South Los Angeles in the past.
The Department of Corrections arrested for a parole violation, Lathem who went to Hussle’s store asking for help to start fresh in life.
When arrested, Lathem was held in the hospital located in the jail, where he received medical care for the wounds he received during the shooting.
The family asked the Department of Corrections and Governor Newsom for the release of Lathan. On April 19, Lathem’s attorney stated the Department of Corrections agreed with the release. A secretary from the department went to the courts, and Lathen’s case was dismissed.
Lathem’s attorney said he was released secretly in the middle of the night.
Lathem’s release was delayed due to his gunshot wound which could have been considered a liability if he did not receive medical care and infection occurred.
Written by Barbara Sobel
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