Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame and the company owned by his manager/mother, have been ordered to pay over $500,000 in damages, over a 2011 shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The incident unfolded in February 2011, when Waka Flocka Flame was upgrading the sound system in his tour bus at a car stereo store in Charlotte.
The rapper, who was wearing $100,000 worth of jewelry, claimed that he noticed two suspicious vehicles pulling into the parking lot of the store.
When three men got out of the two vehicles, Waka Flocka’s security team open-fired, because they claimed the men had threatened the rap star.
Police initially described the altercation as a shootout between Waka Flocka and the victim, named Antonio Stukes.
Stukes was originally charged with attempted armed robbery and other charges, but authorities dropped the charges, due to lack of evidence.
According to Stukes’ lawyer, he was simply attempting to hand Waka Flocka his demo CD, when the security guards shot him.
Stukes was shot in the shoulder during the incident.
Yesterday (December 18), a jury awarded $501,000 in damages against Mizay Entertainment, the company that manages Waka Flocka Flame.