In May 2006, assailants stalked T.I.â„¢s entourage following an after-hours party at the Club Ritz, located in the Roselawn section of Cincinnati, Ohio. Along highway I-75 the rapperâ„¢s entourage was fired upon, mortally wounding Johnson and injuring several others.
In June, Hosea and his brother Padron Thomas were arrested and charged with murder and felonious assault.
According to police, the shooting stemmed from several incidents involving the brothers and T.I.â„¢s entourage at the Club Ritz. First, the Thomas brothers were allegedly barred from entering T.I.â„¢s VIP area that night, and an ensuing scuffle resulted in one of them being struck with a bottle. Later, the Thomas brothers allegedly became more enraged once T.I. began throwing money into the crowd during his performance, according to AllHipHop.com.