A 20-YEAR-OLD MAN has been charged with murder and a slew of related offenses for allegedly shooting one man to death and wounding another outside a rapper's tour bus late last week.

Police say 20-year-old Frank Briggs, of Shedaker Street near Baynton in East Germantown, pulled up in a car and opened fire on a crowd gathered outside rap artist French Montana's tour bus late Thursday night, after the bus stopped near a Holiday Inn Express on Columbus Boulevard.

Fatally wounded in the drive-by shooting was Jowann King, 26, of New York. A second man, age 28, was also wounded in the shooting, but survived.

Briggs is charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, weapons offenses and related charges, police said.

Police have not said what motivated the shooting, but trouble has a way of finding Montana, whose real name is Karim Kharbouch.

He boasted to an entertainment website that he once survived a gunshot to the head and that he had beaten the murder rap that was pinned on him after the man who shot him was killed.

Just last month a fan left one of his shows in Las Vegas and allegedly shot and killed aspiring rapper Wayne Cherry Jr. as each drove along the strip.

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