Yo Gotti’s CMG la­bel ex­ec­u­tive to serve 10-14 years in pri­son

The Commercial Appeal - - Front Page - Phillip Jack­son Mem­phis Com­mer­cial Ap­peal USA TO­DAY NET­WORK - TEN­NESSEE

Howard Wright, 31, a la­bel ex­ec­u­tive for Mem­phis rap­per Yo Gotti’s Col­lec­tive Mu­sic Group was sen­tenced from 10 to 14 years in pri­son on Sept. 20 by Judge Carla N. Archie, ac­cord­ing to the Meck­len­burg Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice.

Wright is just one of the men convicted of a shoot­ing that oc­curred two years ago on Feb. 26 out­side of the Hy­att Place Char­lotte Down­town. Two ve­hi­cles and the lobby of the ho­tel were hit by gun­fire, the dis­trict at­tor­ney’s of­fice said.

The shoot­ing stems from the 2016 Cen­tral In­ter­col­le­giate Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nual tour­na­ment held in Char­lotte, North Carolina.

An off-duty G4S of­fi­cer saw sus­pects run­ning from the di­rec­tion of the gun­shots and an­other sus­pect get in­side of a sil­ver Nis­san sedan, ac­cord­ing to the dis­trict at­tor­ney’s of­fice.

Af­ter of­fi­cers stopped the ve­hi­cle near a park­ing deck on West 5th street, Wright fled the car and left be­hind two firearms the dis­trict at­tor­ney’s of­fice said.

Wright was cap­tured by of­fi­cers af­ter a foot chase.

An­other man, Kevin Thomp­son, 21, was ar­rested by of­fi­cers in the driver’s seat of the car.

Ac­cord­ing to mul­ti­ple me­dia re­ports, Wright has been said to have been tar­get­ing rap­per Young Dolph, an­other Mem­phis na­tive with a doc­u­mented rap feud with Yo Gotti, dur­ing that week­end.

Wright re­ceived five counts of dis­charg­ing a firearm to oc­cu­pied prop­erty, eight counts of dis­charg­ing a firearm into an oc­cu­pied dwelling and sev­eral other charges.


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