According to the announcement made by authorities on Monday, rapper A$AP Rocky has been charged in connection with a shooting that occurred in Hollywood in 2021.
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers. He is 33 years old and is being charged with two counts of assault with a semiautomatic handgun. That includes claims that he used a firearm in the commission of the assault.
When Did the Shooting Happen?
On November 6, 2021, A shooting occurred in the vicinity of Selma Avenue and Argyle Avenue after an altercation between two people who knew each other.
The Los Angeles Police Department stated at the time of the arrest that it 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.” This statement was taken from the time of the apprehension. “
What was the Cause of the Shooting?
As the disagreement progressed to a more heated state, the defendant brandished a revolver and shot at the victim. The victim received minor injuries from the incident and afterward sought medical treatment. After the shots were fired, the suspect and two other individuals ran away from the location.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the disagreement became more heated. As a result, the rapper fired a semiautomatic weapon at his old friend, who suffered a minor injury due to the incident.
What is the take of the Officials on the Shooting?
According to District Attorney George Gascón, “displaying a gun in a public place is a serious offense that could have ended with tragic consequences not only for the targeted person but also for innocent bystanders visiting Hollywood.” This statement was made in a news release. “After an exhaustive investigation into the available information in this matter, my office concluded that adding a specific firearm charge was appropriate.” At the beginning of this year, he was taken into custody at LAX following a trip to Barbados with the superstar Rihanna. The two famous people had a child together.
What will Happen Next With Him?
The rapper is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Wednesday. The LAPD’s highly trained Robbery Homicide section is continuing its investigation into the case. Mayers was convicted guilty of assault in Sweden in 2019 and received a conditional sentence, meaning he did not have to serve any additional time in jail for the crime.