Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting Suspect Reportedly Linked to Young Thug
Published May 29, 2015One month on from the Atlanta bus shooting incident that targeted Lil Wayne, police have put out an arrest warrant on a man alleged to be a road manager for rival rapper Young Thug.
According to various media reports, Atlanta PD got an arrest warrant for Jimmy Carlton Winfrey on May 21, charging him with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, possession of a firearm by a felon and criminal gang activity. As of yesterday (April 28), Winfrey has not yet been brought into police custody.
TMZ reports that multiple sources have said that Winfrey had been a road manager for Young Thug, though it's unclear if he was active in that role when Lil Wayne's bus was shot up on April 25.
As previously reported, last month's shooting took place early in the morning following Wayne's performance at Atlanta's Compound nightclub. While it had been revealed that Young Money associates Lil Twist and Hood were on the bus at the time, no one was injured in the fracas. At the time, it was reported that suspects took off in a sports car and an SUV.
Police had previously suspected that the shooter was trying to gain status with the Bloods gang by "committing a high profile shooting of a rival rap artist."
Lil Wayne and Young Thug have had a public beef over the last couple of months. The latter had initially attempted to release a mixtape titled Tha Carter 6, nicking the title from Wayne's long-running series, but a lawsuit had apparently been sent his way to prevent that from happening. The release was ultimately dubbed Barter 6.
As for Winfrey, he has had trouble with the law before, having previously been arrested in Florida over a drug charge.