Rapper Charged With Attempted Murder

May 31, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A rapper was formally charged and ordered held without bail until trial in connection with a shooting at a concert last week in New York.

The New York Times reports that Troy Ave was charged Monday evening with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. The shooting backstage at a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza left one person dead and three others wounded.

“Appearing in court in a wheelchair, Troy Ave, 33, whose real name is Roland Collins, asked the judge for $50,000 bail through his lawyers, who stressed that he had no criminal record,” The Times reports. “But Judge Ushir Pandit-Durant heeded a prosecutor’s recommendation and ordered him held without bail until trial.”

Ronald McPhatter, a bodyguard for Collins, died in the shooting, in which Collins was shot in his leg.

The report adds: “The criminal complaint against Mr. Collins shed little light on what happened backstage. Detective John Santiago, who swore out the complaint, charged Mr. Collins with attempted murder entirely on the strength of a security camera video that showed a man the police identified as Mr. Collins firing a weapon.”

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