ASAP Rocky Charged With Assault With a Firearm in Hollywood Shooting Case

ASAP Rocky has been charged with felony assault with a firearm for his alleged function in a taking pictures in central Hollywood final yr, the Los Angeles Times experiences. 

“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,” L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón mentioned. “My office conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a special firearm allegation was warranted.” 

Rolling Stone says Rocky is charged with “assault with a semiautomatic firearm with allegations of personally using a firearm.”

Rocky, 33, was arrested at LAX in April with “at least” 10 officers ready for the arrival of a non-public jet coming back from Barbados, TMZ notes. Rihanna was reportedly current on the time. In its press launch, the LAPD described the Nov. 6 incident as “an argument between two acquaintances” that resulted in “the suspect firing a handgun at the victim,” who sustained a minor damage. The suspect then fled the scene with two others. 

ASAP Bari claimed Rocky opened hearth on Terell Ephron, a.ok.a. ASAP Relli, who lately confirmed he was the sufferer. Ephron mentioned he agreed to meet with Rocky to resolve a disagreement solely to appreciate that the rapper confirmed up with a gun on him. 

“Unbeknownst to Mr. Ephron, ASAP Rocky was not just planning for a conversation and came armed with a semi-automatic handgun,” Relli’s attorneys Jamal Tooson and Brian Hurwitz mentioned in a assertion to Rolling Stone. “After arriving at the location, a conversation ensued whereby without provocation, warning, or any justification, ASAP Rocky produced the handgun and intentionally fired multiple shots at Mr. Ephron.” 

Prosecutors say Rocky pulled out a semiautomatic handgun and fired two pictures at Relli. The LAPD performed a search of his dwelling following the arrest and located a number of firearms.

TMZ experiences Relli filed a lawsuit in opposition to Rocky for assault and battery. Relli claims he wanted medical consideration after being struck on the hand by bullet fragments.

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