A man shot by rapper Waka Flocka’s security in Charlotte, NC in back in February of 2011, who claimed he just trying to deliver his demo to Flocka when security opened fire has won more than $500,000 in damages as a jury in the civil case ruled against the rapper and his management company.
As Def Sounds previously reported, while on the road in his tour bus in Charlotte, Brick Squad rapper Waka Flocka was sitting in his bus outside a stereo shop when two cars pulled up next to him and opened fire. Due to the shots fired, the Atlanta rappers’ security guard returned fire hitting one man in the shoulder.
As a result of the shooting at the tour bus, six men were charged with armed robbery, conspiracy and two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling, but all the charges were eventually dropped by prosecutors due a lack of evidence, which opened the door for a civil suit to be filed by the man who was shot by Flocka’s security guard.
After the shooting took place, Flocka’s mother/manager, Debra Antney, took to YouTube and said Waka was shot at first, as she stated:
Security followed appropriate protocol and returned fire
As reported by WCNC, earlier this week, a Mecklenburg County, NC civil jury disagreed with Debra Antney and ruled that Mizay Entertainment, the company that manages the Waka Flocka, will have to pay Antonio Stukes, the man who was shot in the shoulder by the rappers’ security, $501,000 in compensatory and punitive damages, as the court determined that Mizay Entertainment was responsible for the security team’s actions, and was liable for Stukes’ injury,
The attorney for Antonio Stukes gave a statement on the ruling, as he said:
The jury came down in our favor and really hit them hard. The facts that were in the evidence showed they essentially shot at my client without provocation.