Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooter Jimmy Carlton Winfrey Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

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Lil Wayne Bus Shooter Sentence Prison

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Lil Wayne Bus Shooter Sentence Prison

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Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, the man who shot at Lil Wayne’s tour bus in April, was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison, Gossip Cop has confirmed. He will serve an additional 10 years on probation upon his release.

As Gossip Cop reported, Winfrey opened fire on Wayne’s tour bus following the rapper’s performance in an Atlanta nightclub. Fortunately, no one was injured in the attack. Winfrey, who served as rapper Young Thug’s road manager, was later arrested in connection with the shooting. He was charged with possession of a firearm, terroristic threats, and aggravated assault, in addition to criminal gang activity.

In court on Friday, Winfrey pled guilty to six of the 27 counts against him. Despite Winfrey’s affiliation with Young Thug, who is engaged in a rap feud with Lil Wayne, the shooting was determined to be gang-related and not connected to the two musicians’ rivalry. Winfrey’s lawyer initially claimed his client had no motive for wanting to shoot Lil Wayne, but it’s now believed Winfrey shot up the rapper’s tour bus to gain street cred among the Bloods, with whom he’s allegedly associated.

For his part, Lil Wayne has yet to comment on the indictment. Tell Gossip Cop what you think about Winfrey’s 20-year sentence, 10 of which will be served behind bars.


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