As per multiple reports, Rakim Mayers popularly known as A$AP Rocky has been charged with two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm. It has been reported that the rapper fired multiple shots at a former friend during the shooting incident that happened last year.
Keep reading further to catch deep insights about the shooting incident that took place in November last year.
A$AP Rocky charged for alleged assault over November shooting case
According to Variety, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that the charges were pressed against the Praise The Lord rapper on Monday, August 15, 2022.
In a press release, George said, “Discharging a gun in a public place is a serious offense that could have ended with tragic consequences not only for the person targeted but also for innocent bystanders visiting Hollywood.”
Gascón went on to say, “My office conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a special firearm allegation was warranted.”
A$AP Rocky was detained in April over the 2021 shooting incident
Yes, you read that right. Earlier this year, the 33-year-old rapper was detained at Los Angeles Airport in April in connection to the November shooting. At that time, Rocky was returning from a vacation with his then-pregnant girlfriend Rihanna when he got detained by the authorities.
Then, the Los Angeles Police Department issued a statement, that read, “On November 6, 2021, around 10:15 p.m., an argument between two acquaintances occurred in the area of Selma Avenue and Argyle Avenue, in the Hollywood Area.”
The statement further read, “The argument escalated and resulted in the suspect firing a handgun at the victim. The victim sustained a minor injury from the incident and later sought his medical treatment. Following the shooting, the suspect and two additional males fled the area on foot.”
Later on, the Wild for the Night rapper was released three hours after posting a USD 550,000 bond. According to Deadline, Rocky is set to be arraigned on Wednesday. The Los Angeles Police Authorities will continue to investigate the case.
Here’s all you need to know about November 2021 shooting
The shooting incident saw the light of the day on November 6, 2021, in Hollywood when Rocky allegedly pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the victim, before drawing the weapon back and firing shots in their direction.
As per the reports, the shooting accident resulted in no deaths which is a good thing. On the other hand, when we talk about the victim, the person was injured. The victim’s hand was grazed and it required medical attention from the end of professionals.
It has been stated that the victim involved in the shooting incident happens to be a former friend of the rapper. The next hearing for the case will be taking place on August 17, 2022, Wednesday. Hopefully, we will get to know more about the shooting incident in the days to come.
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