Gun Charges Dropped Against Lil' Eazy E

Less than a week after being arrested on suspicion of possessing a concealed pistol near Compton, Eric "Lil Eazy E" Wright Jr. will not have to answer for the alleged crime.

Los Angeles County prosecutors declined to file charges against the 22-year-old rapper because there was not enough evidence, said Jane Robison of the District Attorney's Office.

Wright, the son of the late rap icon Eazy-E, was taken into custody by authorities at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday (June 10).

According to a sheriff's lieutenant, the car Wright was driving was stopped for a traffic violation in the 4200 block of Compton Boulevard in unincorporated East Rancho Dominguez.

Wright was released from the county jail on Sunday (June 11).