Senatobia, Mississippi – A Tennessee rapper was part of a caravan of at least two dozen people arrested in connection with a highway shooting in Mississippi, authorities said.
Big Boogie, real name John Lotts, was arrested Thursday along with 20 other people who were with the Memphis-based rapper on their way to a performance in Biloxi, media reported.
Senatobia police said they were alerted to a shooting on Interstate 55 near Coldwater at around 12:45 p.m. One person was injured and authorities learned that several vehicles were involved in the shooting, police said.
Police coordinated a “teardown” and encountered the trailer as it exited Freeway 6 in Batesville, where witnesses said police had overrun the area.
“It was something of a movie,” Edith Aaron told WMC-TV. “The lights were everywhere. It was like July 4th. There were maybe 50 cars already. “
During the investigation, police found a gun and drugs inside the victim’s vehicle, leading to three more arrests. One of the passengers was a convicted felon, police said.
A total of 24 people, including Big Boogie, were arrested and four cars were seized.
No charges were immediately announced. It is not known if Big Boogie had an attorney who would comment on his behalf.
Big Boogie is signed on Yo Gotti’s CMG label. Lotts is best known for his song “Mental Healing,” which has over 23 million views on YouTube.
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