The man accused of firing at rapper Lil Wayne's tour bus was trying to gain street cred to help his status within his gang.
Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, 25, an alleged member of the Bloods street gang, fired multiple times at two tour buses leaving Atlanta's Compound nightclub in the early morning of April 26 after a performance by the entertainer, according to an arrest warrant secured by the Cobb County Sheriff's Office on May 21obtained by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Authorities allege he fired at the buses on Interstate 285 to gain "street cred" by "committing a high profile shooting of a rival rap artist," the warrant states, according to the newspaper.
Winfrey is being charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and acts, criminal damage, possession of a firearm by a felon, criminal gang activity, reckless conduct and discharging a weapon near the street, the newspaper reported.
A clerk with the Cobb County Magistrate's Office told the Daily News the arresting officer requested the document be sealed and could not release any information.
A spokesman with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office said Winfrey is not in custody and officers are attempting to apprehend him.
The shooting caused about $20,000 worth of damage but none of the dozen people onboard the vehicles were injured, authorities said.