A man charged with shooting into Lil Wayne’s tour buses on a Georgia highway called cellphones linked to rappers Young Thug (Jeffrey Williams) and Birdman (real name Bryan Williams) before and after the gunfire, according to an indictment in the case.
The Associated Press reports that a grand jury indicted Jimmy Carlton Winfrey on 30 counts, including charges of aggravated assault and racketeering. The June 25 indictment says the gunshots that followed Lil Wayne’s performance (in Atlanta April 26), stemmed from the feuding regarding Wayne’s contract with Cash Money Records and Birdman.
As previously reported, Lil Wayne and 11 others were traveling on the two buses struck by gunfire on an Interstate near Atlanta, but no one was injured. The indictment says Winfrey called “cellphones connected to Jeffrey Williams” — also known as Young Thug — before the shooting occurred and then afterward called a cellphone “owned by Bryan Williams.” Jeffrey and Bryan Williams were not charged in relation to the bus shootings.
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