*Atlanta PD has arrested a suspect in the shooting of Lil Wayne’s tour bus, and TMZ is reporting that the suspect has “very close ties” to the rapper’s rival, Young Thug.
The warrant was issued on May 21 for Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, who has been charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, possession of a firearm by a felon, and criminal gang activity.
Multiple sources in Atlanta tell TMZ that Winfrey has been Young Thug’s road manager — which is relevant because Thug has been engaged in a very public feud with Wayne for months.
Thug released a mixtape called “Tha Carter 6” — mocking Wayne’s long delayed album — but changed it to “Barter 6” when he was threatened with a lawsuit.
Wayne’s bus was shot up in April as he was leaving a gig in Atlanta. Police say Winfrey was trying to gain status in the Bloods by “committing a high profile shooting of a rival rap artist.”