Troy Ave Charged With Attempted Murder Following Irving Plaza Shooting
It's currently unknown whom the rapper is accused of attempting to murder.
Not quite 24 hours after a Wednesday night shooting in Manhattan's Irving Plaza during a T.I. concert left one dead and three injured, the New York Police Department has charged New York rapper Troy Ave (Roland Collins, 30) with attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, an NYPD rep confirmed to Billboard. Prior to that, the NYPD also told Billboard the rapper was charged with menacing and reckless endangerment. It's currently unknown whom the rapper is accused of attempting to murder.
The Wednesday shooting left 33-year-old Ronald McPhatter, Troy Ave's longtime bodyguard, dead after suffering a gunshot wound to the stomach. Ave suffered a gunshot wound to the leg during the incident. Additionally, a 34-year-old man was hit in the chest, while a 26-year-old woman was hit in the leg; both are in stable condition, according to NYPD.
Following the shooting, Ave was privately transported from Irving Plaza to the nearby NYU Langone Medical Center for treatment. The next day, NYPD escorted him out of the hospital's emergency department, arrested him and charged him in connection to the shooting at Irving Plaza.
Earlier Thursday, footage hit the Internet that purportedly showed the Irving Plaza gunman aiming and firing a handgun backstage at the venue. The gunman, whom New York Daily News identified as Ave, appeared to be bleeding from the leg in the video.
This article first appeared on Billboard.com.