According to the Philly.com, police claim that Briggs pulled up alongside Montana’s bus late Thursday night and opened fire at a crowd gathered around the vehicle outside a Holiday Inn Express before a planned after party.
Authorities have not yet said what motivated the shooting, which resulted in the death of 26-year-old New Yorker Jowann King and the wounding of a second man.
Briggs was charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, violation of the uniform firearms act and related charges.
The rapper (born Karim Kharbouch), denied last week that he was the target of the shooting, telling reporters, “I feel bad about what happened but nobody was shooting at me … I don’t know, it was just fans … Something happened outside my bus, but it didn’t have nothing to do with me.”
Montana spoke to Angie Martinez on Monday about the shooting, again denying any involvement in the attack. “It was a serious situation,” Montana said. “We had a peaceful show. We was on the bus. Me and Meek [Mill], I was listening to his mixtape. He was listening to my album. Then, we go to the front of the bus. People are just running in … Anything that happen within a 100 block radius, it’s my bus … My bus don’t have no bullet holes on it … You know how it be. If you’re with a friend that’s with a friend that’s with a friend that’s with his mother that’s with his cousin’s grandmother, if something happens … it’s French Montana. If they didn’t shoot at the bus, there was nothing to be worried about. I guess it wasn’t for me.”
French went on to slam the media for trying to tie last week’s episode with a January drive-by targeting Rick Ross. “It wasn’t nothing like that,” said Montana. “It ain’t even that serious … If nothing happens at my show, or on my bus, then it shouldn’t be French Montana.”
Police interviewed nearly two dozen people about the incident, including Montana and his crew, as well as two men who fired back at the car, both of which had permits for their weapons and were not charged.