UPDATE 07/15 11:02 PM EST: An indictment filed in Cobb County, Georgia last month claims that Young Thug and Birdman conspired with shooting suspect Jimmy Winfrey to kill Lil Wayne on his tour bus, according to WSBTV reporter Mike Petchenik. Petchenik reports that the indictment highlights an alleged connection between Winfrey and Thugger and Birdman. According to Petchenik, prosecutors are using Thug's "Halftime" video as evidence in the indictment, claiming that the visuals show Winfrey holding an assault rifle during a song that makes mention of Lil Wayne's name. Petchenik also reports that the indictment claims Winfrey "carried out" Thug's threat with the violence.
A month after Lil Wayne's tour bus was shot at following a concert in Atlanta, the police have arrested a suspect in the case, and he might have a connection to Young Thug. According to TMZ, Atlanta police issued an arrest warrant for Jimmy Carlton Winfrey on May 21, and he's since been charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, firearm possession by a felon, and criminal gang activity in connection to the shooting of Wayne's bus.
Though not confirmed, Winfrey was reportedly at one time Thug's road manager, but as you can see in the below photo, the two definitely know each other in some capacity. Some might also know Winfrey by his rap name, PeeWee Roscoe, as he has appeared on song's with Thug, T.I., and more. On Winfrey's Instagram page, he hasn't posted since last week, but it includes photos with Birdman, André 3000, and many more. There is also a video of Winfrey at the gun range, firing off rounds while Thug says, "Let it rip," in the background.
The feud between Thug and Wayne has been ongoing for quite awhile now, and has escalated in recent weeks when Thug had to change the name of his Carter 6 project to Barter 6 because of legal threats from Wayne's camp. According to the police, the motive behind Winfrey's actions was to "perform a high profile shooting of a rival rap artist." We will continue to update with more details as they're made available.