Young Thug Associate Convicted in Lil Wayne Bus Shooting
Published Nov 20, 2015Earlier this year, Lil Wayne's bus was attacked in a drive-by shooting in Atlanta. It was suspected that Jimmy Carlton Winfrey (a.k.a. Peewee Roscoe) was responsible for the attack, and a judge has confirmed that to be true.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Winfrey pleaded guilty to the attack in court today (November 20). He's been sentenced with 20 years, 10 of which will be served in prison.
Winfrey is a tour manager who has worked closely with Young Thug. While nothing has been proven, the whole incident appears to be connected to a public beef between Young Thug, Lil Wayne and Cash Money boss Bryan "Baby" Williams earlier this year.
According to police, Winfrey fired shots at Lil Wayne's bus to gain "street cred" within his gang. No one was injured in the attack, though the shooter did manage to cause $20,000 in damage to Lil Wayne's bus.
Winfrey was indicted on 30 counts, including aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts, criminal damage, possession of a firearm by a felon, criminal gang activity, reckless conduct and discharging a weapon near the street.