Kerry Lathan could be released as soon as today.
With it finally sinking in that Nipsey Hussle is really gone, our focus moves to maintaining his extensive legacy. Artists like The Game and T.I. have been set on keeping Nip's memory alive, sharing photos of the legend on their social pages every day. While the tributes will likely end sometime in the distant future, it's beautiful to see how Hussle's work affected so many people's lives. On the day of his public memorial, one of the men that were shot with Nipsey in front of his Marathon shop was arrested for his association to the gang-affiliated rapper. It appears as though, after a public outcry for Kerry Lathan to be freed, he will likely be released from jail this week.
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You may recall that the only reason Nipsey had gone to his Marathon shop on the day he lost his life was to pick up some clothing for one of his friends that had just been released from prison. 56-year-old Kerry Lathan was with Hussle when he got shot, also suffering a gunshot wound and being taken to the hospital. During the funeral procession, Lathan was actually arrested for his association to Nipsey. One of the conditions of his parole was for him not to be friends with any gang members and Nipsey was a member of the Rollin' 60s Crips. According to TMZ, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has officially withdrawn their decision to revoke his parole, which means that Lathan is likely to be released from jail as soon as today.
Nipsey Hussle was scheduled to meet with the LAPD the day after he was gunned down to discuss ways they could reduce gang violence in Los Angeles. We will provide updates on Kerry Lathan's release as they become clear.