Indictment Alleges Birdman & Young Thug Conspired To Kill Lil Wayne
In April we reported that 2 of Lil Wayne's tour buses were shot at in Atlanta. There were no injuries, but police arrested Jimmy Winfrey a.k.a. PeeWee Roscoe, a Rich Gang affiliate, for the shooting.
Action 2 News now reports that a June indictment alleges that Winfrey, Birdman and Young Thug conspired to kill Lil Wayne at the time. All are supposedly Blood gang members.
Wayne and Birdman have been involved in a bitter dispute. The Cash Money Records co-owner has refused to release Weezy's album, Tha Carter V. Wayne says the label owes him $10 million for completing the album on time and wants to be released from his contract.
“(Young Thug) released the next album in the Carter series but changed the name to "Barter VI" by changing the ‘C’ to a ‘B,’” the indictment says.
The indictment alleges that Young Thug made a threat against Lil Wayne and tour bus shooting suspect Jimmy Winfrey carried out that threat.
The indictment goes on to say that Winfrey was driving the white Chevy Camaro that fired shots at Lil Wayne’s tour buses the night of April 26 after a police escort left the buses.
“After Atlanta Police discontinued their escort, (Winfrey) and fellow Blood Gang members entered Interstate 285 from Atlanta Road in Cobb County in pursuit of the buses occupied by (Lil Wayne’s) group,” the indictment says. “(That’s when) the white sports car pulled beside the buses, shots were then fired into the buses from the sports car with a .40 caliber handgun and a 9mm handgun.”
The indictment goes on to say Winfrey had a photo of the Camaro posted on his Instagram account and attempted to erase it following the shooting. The Camaro was later found at the home of one of Winfrey’s relatives.
Young Thug and Birdman have not been charged in the incident.
Winfrey’s next court appearance is Friday.