Young Jeezy arrested on weapons charges during Wiz Khalifa concert shooting investigation

By Kyle Johnson,

Police have arrested rapper Young Jeezy on weapons charges while they were conducting an investigation into the deadly shooting after a Wiz Khalifa concert.

According to TMZ, who first learned of the arrest, Irvine police discovered Jeezy, who is currently touring with Khalifa, had an assault rifle in his tour bus.

Jeezy, who is currently being held on $1 million bail, isn't the only one to be arrested during the tour bus search.

Five members of Jeezy's entourage were also picked up by police when the search turned up even more rifles, NBC Bay Area reports.

The search warrant was issued as police continue to investigate 38-year-old Eric Johnson's death. He was shot multiple times after the Friday night concert at Mountain View's Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Johnson was shot five times backstage after the concert. He was rushed to a local hospital, but died of his wounds shortly after arriving.

Due to the shooting, Saturday night's concert at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista was canceled. Live Nation said that refunds were to be issued as the concert would not be rescheduled.

The day after the shooting, Khalifa took to Twitter to let fans know the Chula Vista concert would not be happening and that he was saddened by the violence. He tweeted, "This was a senseless tragedy. Violence is never the answer. My prayers go out to the victim's family."

image courtesy of Roger Wong/INFevents.com



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