A man who was injured during a shootout involving Waka Flocka Flame won $501,000 in a lawsuit.
Waka Flocka Flame’s management Mizay Entertainment has been ordered to pay $501,000 to a man who was injured during a 2011 shootout in Charlotte, North Carolina.
According to WCNC, Antonio Stukes sued Flockavelli’s management company after he was shot last year. Stukes said that he and some friends approached the rapper when security guards began shooting. The guards later explained that they thought it was a robbery. A bullet struck Stukes in the shoulder.
Stukes, who is currently incarcerated for charges stemming from a robbery in Charlotte last month, was awarded for compensatory and punitive damages. “The jury came down in our favor and really hit them hard,” said his lawyer, Adam Seifer. “The facts that were in the evidence showed they essentially shot at my client without provocation.”
In May 2011, prosecutors dropped the charges against six men who were arrested following the shootout on account of the fact that witnesses were unable to identify who was responsible for the shooting.
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