Arrest of rapper and five others follows the fatal backstage shooting of a 38-year-old Bay Area man backstage at the Under the Influence of Music tour stop in Mountain View


Mountain View Police Department
Mugshot shows Jay " Young Jeezy" Jenkins.

Rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested in Southern California on weapons charges by police investigating a deadly shooting at Wiz Khalifa's Friday night concert in the Bay Area, police said Monday.

The rapper, whose real name is Jay Jenkins, was arrested along with five other people after Irvine police officers executed a search warrant on his tour bus Sunday night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine.

Also arrested were Kena Marshall, Peter Maynard, David Kuniansky-Altman, William Gilmore and Alexa Beason, police said.

Police are hoping that someone will come forward with clues on a deadly shooting backstage at Bay Area concert. Thousands were at the Shoreline Amphitheater for the Wiz Khalifa concert Friday night. NBC Bay Area's Marianne Favro reports from Mountain View with the latest.

A publicist for Young Jeezy could not immediately be reached Monday.

The six arrests follow Friday's deadly shooting of a man backstage at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, where Wiz Khalifa and Jeezy both performed Friday.

At 11:05 p.m. Friday, police responded to many calls about shots fired at the concert venue at 1 Amphitheatre Parkway. Eric Johnson, 38, of Orinda, was pronounced dead at a hospital after being shot multiple times, police said.

No one has been arrested in connection with Johnson's death, according to police.

Young Jeezy and Wiz Khalifa were on the road together as part of the Under the Influence of Music tour.

Mountain View police are requesting assistance from any witnesses to Friday's shooting, including those with any video, photos of the shooting or the moments leading up to it in the backstage area of Shoreline, police said.

Bay City News contributed to this report.