Young Jeezy Arrested For Gun Possession


Young Jeezy onstage at So So Def's anniversary event in Atlanta

Young Jeezy is currently in custody for possession of a weapon, police confirmed to Billboard.

The weapon at hand -- an assault rifle -- was found Sunday when the Irvine and Mountain View, Calif., police investigated a shooting that occurred at Wiz Khalifa's concert in Mountain View, Calif. on Friday.

The shooting happened backstage at the Shoreline Amphitheater on Friday, and a 38-year-old man, Eric Johnson, died on Saturday after being shot multiple times.

The victim is said to go by the name Black E, also known as Swoop. His last Instagram (@e_world) post is a flyer to an afterparty in collaboration with Jeezy, which was planned for Friday. Comments on the photo touch on his death, such as "Def rest in power to a good dude, still in shock..." and simply "RIP." Black E had a label of his own, Full Pull Entertainment.

Jeezy is currently on Wiz Khalifa's Under the Influence of Music tour.

Man Fatally Shot Backstage at Wiz Khalifa Concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre

The police searched Jeezy's tour bus on Sunday after a warrant was granted in connection with the deadly shooting. Jeezy (real name Jay Jenkins) was arrested along with five others on the scene.

He's being held on $1 million bail.

A representative for Jeezy did not respond when asked for a comment.

--Additional reporting by Tamara Palmer


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