A$AP Rocky has been charged with two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm. Los Angeles County District Legal professional George Gascón introduced the fees on Monday afternoon. Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, is about to be arraigned on Aug. 17.
“Discharging a gun in a public place is a critical offense that might have ended with tragic penalties not just for the individual focused but in addition for harmless bystanders visiting Hollywood,” Gascón mentioned in an announcement. “My workplace performed a radical evaluation of the proof on this case and decided that the addition of a particular firearm allegation was warranted.”
Final week, Rolling Stone reported that the alleged sufferer is Terell Ephron, aka A$AP Relli. The D.A.’s workplace mentioned that the alleged sufferer is a former buddy.
In April, A$AP Rocky was arrested at Los Angeles Worldwide Airport in reference to the incident which occurred on Nov. 6, 2021 in Hollywood. Per the D.A.’s press launch, “Mayers allegedly pointed a semi-automatic handgun on the sufferer. In a subsequent confrontation between the events, Mayers allegedly drew the semi-automatic handgun and fired twice within the path of the sufferer, prosecutors mentioned.
The rapper was on his approach again to the U.S. on a non-public airplane from Barbados, the place he was vacationing together with his fiancée, Rihanna, with whom he had a son in Could. LAPD and ICE made the arrest on the airport.
The case is at present beneath investigation by the LAPD’s theft/murder division.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.