Troy Ave was arrested on Thursday after a shooting backstage during the T.I. concert at Irving Plaza that left one dead and wounded two others. Just hours later, the NYPD charged him with attempted murder after a ballistics test on the gun that he allegedly fired came back positive.
According to a report from the NY Daily News, Troy accidentally shot himself in the leg during the chaos and was charged with reckless endangerment and illegal weapons possession earlier today. It’s well-known that the Brooklyn rapper has had a long running beef with fellow BK emcee Maino, who had just left the stage when shots began to ring out. Sources say at least five shots were let off during the melee.
Ronald “Edgar” McPhatter, a close friend of Troy Ave, was shot in the stomach and pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital.
A source revealed: “There is clear video, very graphic video. He walks right out, women all around, and starts shooting his gun. It’s an ongoing rap group rivalry, him and Maino.”
Police said they were awaiting the result of ballistics tests before charging Troy Ave with murder. We’ll keep you posted on the latest.
SOURCE: NY Daily News | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter