UPDATE: Reports surrounding last week’s shooting at Irving Plaza continue to be revealed. According to DNAinfo New York, a gun was found inside of a hidden compartment within the vehicle that Troy Ave was driven to the hospital in. Investigators have reportedly matched this gun to one of the bullets that struck and killed Troy Ave’s bodyguard Ronald McPhatter aka “BSBBanga.”
It has been reported that NYPD’s auto crime division found three guns in total hidden within this same vehicle. Details from this developing story continue to shine more light on exactly what may have happened that night. DNAinfo also reports that the entire incident was due to “someone who covers the rap industry and gave Troy Ave a bad rap that started it all.”
NYPD believes that after a brawl between Troy Ave and Maino’s entourages, Troy made an attempt to pull out his gun but it went out prematurely—sending a shot through his own foot and the floor, which wound up hitting a victim identified as Christopher Vinson, 34. Vinson was reportedly on the main floor, underneath the green room where the brawl was taking place. The security footage of Troy letting off multiple shots followed this moment.
We will update with more details as they become available.
Last week after a recent T.I. concert at Irving Plaza in New York City was abruptly brought to a halt following a shooting, it was later revealed that rapper Troy Ave had some involvement in the incident. Soon after, security footage from the venue showed a clear image of Troy Ave firing several shots. Today it has been reported that the Brooklyn rapper was formally charged with attempted murder for the occurrence.
According to the New York Times, the 33-year-old rapper born Roland Collins was charged last night in the Manhattan Criminal Court with charges of attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Collins pleaded not guilty to these charges and asked the judge for $50,000 bail, considering he has no previous criminal record. However, Judge Ushir Pandit-Durant ordered for him to be held without bail until trial.
That night’s incident resulted in the death of Collins’ own bodyguard Ronald McPhatter, and left several more injured—including Collins himself, who showed up to court in a wheelchair due to being shot in the leg.
His lawyers Scott E. Leemon and John Stella claim that Collins was not responsible for the shots fired just before T.I. was set to perform. But because of the security footage that surfaced, Detective John Santiago was able to charge Collins with attempted murder.
Details about this situation are still unfolding.