Lil Wayne Bus Shooter Receives 20-Year Sentence

Entertainment | 11/23/2015 | 12:00 PM EST

Jimmy Carlton Winfrey pleaded guilty to six gang-related charges

The man charged with shooting at Lil Wayne's tour buses back in April has been sentenced to 20 years after pleading guilty to the crime, reports TMZ.

Jimmy Carlton Winfrey
reached a plea deal with prosecutors, which led to a sentence of ten years in prison and ten years of probation. Winfrey pleaded guilty to six of the 27 counts against him in connection with the shooting.

The incident took place April 26 in Atlanta when prosecutors claim Winfrey opened fire on Wayne's tour buses. No one was injured in shooting. Winfrey later hid the Camaro he was driving which was used during the crime.

It all went down as Wayne was engaged in a public dispute with his longtime label Cash Money, its CEO Bryan "Birdman" Williams and rapper Young Thug (born Jeffrey Lamar Williams). Winfrey was later discovered to be an associate of Birdman and Young Thug and phone records showed Winfrey placed a call to a cell phone owned by Birdman after the shooting.

Birdman has denied any involvement.


 (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

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