BREAKING NEWS: A$AP Rocky faces assault charges with a semi-automatic firearm after he ‘shot a friend during an argument in Hollywood’, leaving the victim with minor injuries
- According to Los Angeles Attorney George Gascon, A$AP Rocky faces two assaults with a gun
- Gascon announced the charges, saying, “Firing a gun in a public place is a serious offense that could have had tragic consequences.”
- Rocky is accused of shooting his former boyfriend A$AP Relli after an argument
A$AP Rocky faces assault charges in connection with the shooting of a former member of his squad, the A$AP Mob.
Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon’s office announced the charges Monday. Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, 33, faces two attacks with a semi-automatic firearm.
The incident happened in November 2021 when his girlfriend Rihanna was four months pregnant.
The rapper was not arrested in connection with the shooting until April 2022, a month before Ri-Ri was born. The Sundress singer was taken into custody at Los Angeles International Airport after vacationing with his girlfriend in Barbados.
Rocky will be charged on August 17th.
In a statement, Gascon’s office said, “Firing a gun in a public place is a serious offense that could have resulted in tragic consequences, not only for the target but for innocent bystanders visiting Hollywood.”
Filming took place in November 2021 when his girlfriend Rihanna was four months pregnant
A$AP Relli, real name Terell Ephron, claims the rapper shot and killed him after an argument in the Selma and Argyle Avenue area of Hollywood
It continued, “My office thoroughly reviewed the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a specific firearms allegation was warranted.”
A$AP Relli, real name Terell Ephron, claims the rapper shot and killed him after an argument in the Selma and Argyle Avenue area of Hollywood.
Rocky is accused of approaching a Relli on the street around 10:15 p.m. on November 6 and firing a handgun at him three or four times.
One of the bullets reportedly grazed the Relli’s left hand and he later sought medical attention. The LAPD said at the time that Relli was seeking medical attention after the shooting.
After the shooting, Rocky and two other men, who reportedly went with it, fled the scene.
Authorities worked with Relli and were eventually able to name Mayers as a suspect in the shooting.
The case is still under investigation by the LAPD’s Robbery Homicide Unit.
Rocky performs on the Main Stage during Day 1 of the Wireless Festival 2022 at Crystal Palace Park on July 1, 2022 in London, England
The announcement of Rocky’s charges comes on the same day that Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon survived a second recall attempt
The announcement of Rocky’s charges comes on the same day that Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon survived a second recall attempt.
In a region plagued by rising crime rates and brazen robberies and home invasions, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascn has been accused of criminal justice reforms that critics said have fueled lawlessness, which the chief prosecutor denied.
The failed attempt comes after San Francisco voters recalled another prominent California criminal justice reformer, District Attorney Chesa Boudin, in June.
It was the second attempt to qualify for a recall election that could remove Gascón, after a first attempt failed last year.
“The criminal justice reform movement in Los Angeles has taken off because this is a community that prefers facts to misplaced fear,” said Cristine Soto DeBerry, executive director of the Prosecutors Alliance, which promotes reform, in a statement.
In a tweet, Gascón wrote that he was “grateful to be putting this attempt at political power behind him.”