Tragedy struck at T.I.‘s Irving Plaza concert Wednesday night and resulted in yet another Black mom losing her son to gun violence.
Rose McPhatter, mom to 33-year-old Ronald McPhatter (B$B Banga) who was shot dead during a backstage brawl – reportedly between Troy Ave and Maino‘s entourages – said her son died much how he lived…protecting his friend.
“He actually cared a lot about Troy Ave. My wish is that Troy Ave cared as much about my son as he cared about him. I say that because I watched how my son would always bend over backwards to help him,” Rose told the NYDailyNews at the Gowanus Houses in Brooklyn, NY earlier today.
Rose also let it be known that she hasn’t yet heard from Troy Ave: “If he (Troy Ave) cared about my son as much as he alleged he does, I would’ve received a call from him. He didn’t call me. He didn’t call any of my other sons.”
Troy Ave was one of four people injured during the shootout, but luckily, walked away with just a graze on his leg. At this time, the investigation is moving forward and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says the NYPD expects to close the case quickly.
Hopefully, Troy reaches out to his friend’s family soon. For now, we are keeping the McPhatter family and all other victims in our prayers.
SOURCE: NYDN | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Facebook
25 Celebs Smiling In Their Mugshots (PHOTOS)
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1. Justin Bieber was arrested for drag racing & DUI.
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2. James Brown was arrested for Criminal Domestic Violence in 2004.
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3. Mel Gibson's 2006 police mugshot after he was arrested for drinking and driving.
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4. Nicole Richie's 2006 mugshot after she was arrested for DUI.
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5. Michelle Rodriguez's 2007 mugshot photo in Los Angeles.
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6. Bruno Mars poses for a mugshot in 2010.
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7. Snooki's 2010 police mugshot.
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8. Charles Barkley's mugshot after he was arrested for drink driving in 2008.
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9. Samantha Ronson strikes a sassy pose after being arrested for drunk driving in 2011.
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10. "Teen Mom" Jenelle Evans' 2013 mugshot.
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11. Haley Joel Osment's mugshot after he was charged with driving under the influence in 2006.
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12. Mischa Barton manages a wry smile for her police mugshot after being arrested for DUI in 2007.
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13. Floyd Mayweather smiles in his police mugshot after being arrested in Las Vegas over an outstanding warrant for an alleged assault in 2010.
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14. Andy Dick smirks in his mugshot after being arrested at a restaurant in Cali, for allegedly being under the influence.
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15. "Teen Mom" star Jenelle Evans' mugshot after she was arrested by police for allegedly cyberstalking.
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16. J.R. Smith arrested in 2012 after he was a wanted man with a warrant out for his arrest.
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17. Ex-porn star Jenna Jameson posed after being arrested for driving under the influence in 2012.
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18. George Boedecker, founder of the Crocs line of footwear, after he was arrested on suspicion of DUI in 2012.
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19. Tommy 'Tiny' Lister's mugshot/booking photo taken after he was charged in 2012 for allegedly committing multimillion dollar mortgage fraud.
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20. Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina was arrested for alleged drunk driving in 2013.
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21. Lindsay Lohan smirked as she posed for her mugshot after starting her 90-day jail sentence in 2010.
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22. Kid Rock laughed as he was arrested by police after allegedly punching a DJ at a strip club in 2005.
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23. OJ Simpson following his 2007 Las Vegas arrest.
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24. Shia LaBeouf was arrested for allegedly refusing to leave a Chicago convenience store in 2007.
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25. Paris Hilton smiling for her 2010 police mugshot after she was arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly possessing cocaine.
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