The shooting of Lil Wayne's tour bus last month was gang related, according to Cobb County police.
A warrant was issued last week for Jimmy Carlton Winfrey of Atlanta, who police say fired multiple shots into two Lil Wayne tour buses on April 26 as they were leaving an Atlanta venue after a show. Nobody was injured, and it's unclear if Wayne was even in the buses.
The 25-year old is being charged with 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. As of yesterday, he hadn't been detained.
Police believe Winfrey did the shooting to establish his 'street cred."
"Said accused did commit said act in order to gain status in his criminal organization by a committing a high profile shooting of a rival rap artist,” the warrant states. “Said accused has associated himself with known blood gang members in the Atlanta area."Lil Wayne is sometimes associated with the Bloods, although is not typically open with any gang affiliation. Atlanta resident Young Thug, who was beefing with Wayne at the time of the shooting, has made his Blood affiliation more clear.