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Young Jeezy: Rapper Arrested After Shooting At Wiz Khalifa Concert

Tue, August 26, 2014 8:47am EDT by 3 Comments
Young Jeezy Arrested
Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's Department

Rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a fatal shooting at a Wiz Khalifa concert.

A shooting broke out at a Wiz Khalifa concert in Silicon Valley, California, on Aug. 22, and his touring partner Young Jeezy, 36, was arrested on Aug. 24 for his alleged involvement; a whopping $1 million bail has been set.

Young Jeezy Arrested After Wiz Khalifa Concert Shooting For Weapons Possession

Wiz canceled his Aug. 23 concert in the wake of the shooting which took the life of a man named Eric Johnson, 38; it was at Wiz’s Aug. 24 concert at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine, California, when Jeezy, born Jay Jenkins, was arrested along with five others for possession of an assault rifle, reports KSAT.

While the arrests were made for their connection to the Aug. 22 shooting at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, arrests have not yet been made in specific connection with Eric Johnson’s death.

Wiz Khalifa: ‘Violence Is Never The Answer’

“Mountain View investigators found the weapon on a tour bus after a search warrant had been authorized,” KSAT has reported. Furthermore, all six who had been arrested — including Jeezy — were “cooperative,” said Lt. Saul Jaeger of the Mountain View Police Department.

After the shooting, Wiz spoke out on Twitter, telling his 14.8 million followers that violence is never the answer:

Jeezy is currently being held at the Orange County Police Department.

Our thoughts go out to Eric Johnson’s family and friends.

— Amanda Mitchell

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