Young Jeezy arrested on weapon charge

Los Angeles: Rapper Young Jeezy was arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal firearms following an investigation into a fatal shooting which took place at Wiz Khalifa`s concert recently.

Mountain View police spokesperson Sgt Saul Jaeger said yesterday that Jeezy, born Jay Wayne Jenkins, was arrested for suspicion of possession of an assault weapon during a search at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine, California, reportedly.

Five other people named Alexa Beason, William Paul Gilmore, David Kuniansky-Altman, Kena Jermaine Marshall, and Peter Arthur Maynard, 38 who work for the tour were arrested on the same charge.

"We haven`t made any arrests for the homicide. These arrests were made during the execution of the warrant," Jaeger added.

Jeezy, 36, was held at Orange County Central Jail on USD 1 million bail.

A 38-year-old man named Eric Johnson of Orinda passed away from gunshot wounds last weekend. He was shot while at the backstage of the tour, where Jeezy also serves as a co-headlining act, the previous day.

Khalifa also cancelled his concert at Chula Vista, California in the wake of the shooting.

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