The man injured during the fatal shooting of Nipsey Hussle last month has been released from jail following his
Los Angeles resident Kerry Lathan, 56, left the city’s Men’s Central Jail on Saturday, according to the facility’s online records.
He was apprehended earlier this month
Corrections officials announced on Thursday that charges against Lathan would be dropped,
Lathan’s attorney, Lauren Noriega, told HuffPost via email Sunday that “Kerry is very happy to be home with his family.”
“He is in excruciating pain due to the bullet still being lodged near his spine,” she added. “Once his physical condition improves, he and I will be partnering up to lobby the CA legislature to make changes to existing CA law to allow reformed gang members to be removed from the CalGangs database” that authorities use to track gang members.
Last week, Noriega told HuffPost her client is “a reformed gang member who was determined to make a change in his community.”
Lathan served 25 years behind bars
Furthermore, Noriega said the meeting of the two was unplanned, and occurred by happenstance when Lathan went to the rapper’s store to pick up a shirt.
In an interview after his arrest,
HuffPost has reached out to the Corrections Department for additional comment.