Rapper Young Jeezy has been freed of gun charges that were laid against him this August after a fatal shooting that occurred at a Wiz Khalifa concert. According to an Inquisitr report earlier this year, two days after a deadly shooting backstage at Wiz Khalifa’s concert in Mountain View, California, Jeezy and several other members of his “entourage” were arrested after police found a rifle on Young Jeezy’s tour bus.
But today, all charges were dropped against Young Jeezy and the five members of his entourage after police discovered that the gun (AK-47) belonged to Jeezy’s security chief, who was in the hospital at the time of the shooting. According to Radio.com News, a DNA test exonerated Jeezy, proving that he hadn’t touched the weapon.
A happy Young Jeezy released a press statement expressing his feelings about the charges that were dropped.
“I pray this had nothing to do with race but it definitely had nothing to do with evidence. Words cannot express how vindicated I feel with these charges being dismissed today. While my team and I always knew that the allegations and charges were based on zero facts, the rush to judgment by both the media and the police has been extremely disappointing. I’m relieved that the truth has ultimately prevailed and I would like to thank those who have always stood by me including my family and fans.”
According to Billboard, the August 22 shooting occurred at Shoreline Amphitheater while Wiz Khalifa was on his Under The Influence of Music Tour, where Jeezy (born Jay Jenkins) was also performing. The man who died was 38-year-old Eric Johnson. He was shot multiple times. At the time of the shooting, the police were not sure of the motive.
TMZ reported that the authorities held all 6 people (Young Jeezy and his 5 co-accused) on $1 million bail.
“… even though the recommended bail for that offense is $20K, all 6 defendants sat in jail for 4 days until they got the bail reduced, all 6 had their money, jewelry, clothing and other personal items seized, even though it had nothing to do with the alleged offense,” TMZ reported.
Like TMZ and Young Jeezy, the lawyer, Blair Berk, who is representing the rapper said the case should not have been considered serious by the authorities.
“Mr. Jenkins should not have been arrested and this case should not have been prosecuted… We are pleased it has been dismissed, although frustrated that it took the police and prosecutors months to do the right thing.”