Big Tray Deee, one of the members of the Snoop Dogg side group Tha Eastsidaz, remains in a Long Beach, California, jail after being arrested Friday night for allegedly shooting at a small group of people outside a grocery and drug store in Long Beach. No one was injured in the incident.
Tray Deee, whose real name is Tray Muhammad, is being held on $151,000 bail on five felony and misdemeanor charges including assault with a deadly weapon, driving a stolen vehicle and presenting false identification to a police officer.
According to witness reports given to police, Muhammad, 37, was engaged in a confrontation with the group and, after an exchange of words, Muhammad pulled a gun from the glove compartment of the vehicle, which turned out to be stolen, and fired at the group before leaving. He was picked up at a home in nearby Fontana and a search yielded a rifle and a 9 mm pistol.
Muhammad is expected to be arraigned in a Long Beach courthouse on Wednesday unless he posts bail, in which case another arraignment date will be set.
Recently, Muhammad made claims against his former mentor, Snoop Dogg, saying that the superstar rapper had failed to pay Tha Eastsidaz back royalties on their two albums released in 2000 and 2001. Snoop's spokespeople did not return calls for comment by press time.