By Evan Sernoffsky – SFGate
Rapper Jay Jenkins, better known as Young Jeezy, was one of six people arrested on suspicion of possessing an assault weapon following Friday’s shooting death of a man at a Wiz Khalifa concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, authorities said Monday.
Young Jeezy has been touring with Khalifa as part of the Under the Influence of Music tour.
The investigation that led to the arrests began after 38-year-old Eric Johnson of Orinda was shot multiple times at the concert. Johnson, who died Saturday at a hospital, was shot in the backstage area of the large venue, police said.
On Sunday, Mountain View detectives executed search warrants at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine, at another Wiz Khalifa concert, officials said.
After allegedly finding an assault weapon, they arrested Jenkins, 36, along with Kena Marshall, 39, Peter Maynard, 38, David Kuniansky-Altman, 31, William Gilmore, 48, and Alexa Beason, 52, said Mountain View police Sgt. Saul Jaeger. All six were booked in the Orange County Jail.
“The investigation in Mountain View led to our detectives developing enough information to write a search (warrant), which was executed on the group in Irvine,” Jaeger said.
Authorities did not specify how Sunday’s operation was related to Friday’s shooting. No suspects have been charged in connection with Johnson’s death.
“This remains an active homicide investigation and detectives are aggressively following up on all leads,” Jaeger said.