March 6, 2013


Arrest Made in French Montana Tour Bus Shooting

Bryan Bedder
Bryan Bedder

Philadelphia police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting at French Montana's tour bus last week that left one man dead and another injured.

According to, 20-year-old Frank Briggs was charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and weapons offenses. Police claim Briggs opened fire on Montana's tour bus last Thursday night, killing a 26-year-old man. His motive remains unclear.

Montana, understandably, distanced himself from the shooting, tweeting immediately after, "My bus was located in the vicinity of the incident that took place last night in Philadelphia. I had a peaceful concert and was not involved. My deepest thoughts and sympathies go out to the families of the victims, as well as all of those who were affected."

Yesterday, Montana doubled down on NYC DJ Angie Martinez's radio show, denying any involvement in last week's shooting. "It was a serious situation," Montana said (via MTV). "We had a peaceful show. We was on 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.

"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. It ain't even that serious.”

Authorities said they don't believe Montana or his crew were specifically targeted by the shooting, and neither of the victims were connected to the rapper.

The shooting comes just a month after fellow Maybach Music Group rapper Rick Ross was also involved in a drive-by.