A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault with a firearm for allegedly firing a semi-automatic handgun towards a former buddy in Hollywood, California in November 2021.
In a news release posted online Monday, the Los Angeles District Lawyer’s Workplace introduced the 33-year-old rapper, whose actual title is Rakim Athelaston Mayers, faces two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm with allegations of personally utilizing a firearm.
“Discharging a gun in a public place is a critical offense that would have ended with tragic penalties not just for the individual focused but in addition for harmless bystanders visiting Hollywood,” District Lawyer George Gascón stated in an announcement. “My workplace performed a radical evaluate of the proof on this case and decided that the addition of a particular firearm allegation was warranted.”
USA TODAY has reached out to a consultant for Rocky for remark.
Rocky had been a part of an ongoing investigation right into a Nov. 6 capturing through which an argument escalated and “resulted within the suspect firing a handgun on the sufferer,” based on the tweeted assertion from the LAPD in April.
The sufferer, based on police, acquired medical consideration sustaining solely minor accidents. Police stated Rocky and two different males fled the scene on foot.
The District Lawyer’s Workplace stated Rocky’s arraignment is about for Aug. 17.
In April, police arrested the rapper on the Los Angeles Worldwide Airport in reference to the capturing, the Los Angeles Police Division confirmed on the time.
The Grammy-nominated rapper was getting back from a visit in Barbados with singer Rihanna when officers detained him at LAX earlier than arresting him for “assault with a lethal weapon.”
The rapper was later launched from custody after posting bail of $550,000, LAPD confirmed to USA TODAY.
Rocky has confronted authorized bother prior to now after being detained in Sweden after a avenue battle in 2019.
Contributing: Elise Brisco, USA TODAY