He may have caught a break.
It’s been a life-changing month for Troy Ave, as well as the New York rap scene, following the incidents that occurred at Irving Plaza during a T.I. concert. The Brooklyn rapper was allegedly caught on surveillance footage pointing and shooting his gun inside of the venue. He has been charged with one count of second-degree attempted murder, and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Despite these heavy charges, Troy just caught a break in his trial.
Troy Ave is facing multiple charges after the Irving Plaza shooting.
After the tragic shooting at Irving Plaza that left one dead and multiple people injured, Troy Ave has been charged with second-degree attempted murder, as well as four counts of criminal possession of a weapon. The rapper is currently in police custody, and has already been indicted by a jury on those charges.
Authorities have decided not to charge him with murder.
After initial reports that authorities wanted to charge the rapper with murder, they have decided against it. Troy can allegedly be seen pointing and shooting his gun on the surveillance footage from the venue, but it does not capture if he hit anyone, let alone killed his own bodyguard Ronald McPhatter. His attorney told TMZ, “The video does not show everything nor explain what happened in the VIP room before Troy came running out, as a victim, after he was shot.”
Maino, who was initially tied to the dispute, is facing no charges after investigation.
Rapper Maino and his crew, who were backstage at the time of the dispute, were initially linked to the shooting. While many thought the beef might have been between Maino and Troy Ave’s crews, it turns out that Maino had nothing to do with it. Police are not pressing any charges against Maino.