Lil Wayne tour bus shooting leads to gang charges

30 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Arrest Made in Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting.

ATLANTA An Atlanta man faces charges including aggravated assault and gang activity for shooting at Grammy-winning rap music star Lil Wayne’s tour buses, police said on Friday. According to a TMZ report, police in Atlanta have found a suspect in an incident last month that involved Lil Wayne‘s tour bus being shot at outside of Atlanta’s Compound Nightclub as Wayne and his team were making their exit.Jimmy Carlton Winfrey was apprehended by Atlanta police and was charged with aggravated assault, terrorist threats, possession of a firearm by a felon, and criminal gang activity.

Young Thug’s road manager, Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, has been linked to the Lil Wayne bus shooting that went down late last month when Wayne was leaving an Atlanta club. Police say the guy who shot up Weezy’s tour bus in April did it to gain street credibility among the Bloods gang in Atlanta, but another report revealed that he’s closely affiliated with Thugger, allegedly. TMZ says Winfrey is actually Thugger’s tour manager (the site has a photo of Thug and Winfrey with blunts and cough syrup in hand, so they must be pretty close).

There’s no surefire way to determine when this photo was taken, but up until 7 months ago, Thug’s hair was only partially blonde, meaning this would have to have been taken between late November and now. Earlier this week, Young Thug was interviewed by No Days Off Radio and revealed that he wanted to name his next mixtape Tha Carter V, if Wayne’s album of the same name wasn’t released. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, citing the warrant, reported that the Winfrey’s motive was “to gain status in his criminal organization by committing a high profile shooting of a rival rap artist” and that he has “associated himself with known blood gang members in the Atlanta area.” Wayne won Grammy awards in 2008 for best rap album, best rap song, and best rap solo performance and was part of the award-winning best rap group performance.

Hopefully the police got the right guy but we’re still thanking the stars that Lil Wayne and the rest of his crew aboard the bus that day are safe and sound.

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