by: Liz Artz Updated:ATLANTA —
Police have been searching for an Atlanta-based rapper since last Friday after he allegedly hit a man over the head with a champagne bottle.
Channel 2 Action News found a YouTube video of Radric Davis, whose stage name is Gucci Mane, promoting his concert in Evansville, Ind., on Saturday night.
The alleged victim, who only wanted to be identified as James, spoke to Channel 2 Action News by phone from his home in Kentucky. He said he wanted a photo with the rapper while celebrating his birthday in Atlanta
in the VIP room at the Harlem Nights club on Courtland Street a week ago.
"I'm in the military. I wanted to get a picture with Gucci Mane. Is it OK? He said he was speaking to security," explained James before saying "Gucci Mane hit me in the head with a bottle."
James, who serves in the Army, returned home from Afghanistan in October. He told said he was stunned by Davis' violent reaction to his request.
"As I looked at him in the shock
of, 'Why?', one of his friends hit me in the side of my face," James said.
James went to Grady Memorial Hospital by
ambulance, where he got 10 stitches. Channel 2 notified Atlanta police on Saturday when the station got word about Davis' Indiana concert. Officials at APD said Indiana was not on the list of states included in the arrest warrant.
Officials said there is an active warrant for Davis for aggravated assault.
Davis has been arrested several
times. There's courtroom video from 2011 after DeKalb police said he pushed a woman out of a moving car.
It's not clear if police will head to Evansville to track down Davis. James has hired an attorney and says he has a concussion and now suffers from bad headaches.