A$AP Rocky Charged with Assault Over November Shooting

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A$AP Rocky has been formally charged with assault with a weapon after the Harlem-born rapper was arrested last November for allegedly shooting his friend during a dispute in Los Angeles. was

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon announced charges of assault with a semi-automatic weapon along with charges of personally using a weapon. on Monday before the rapper’s trial on Wednesday. The 33-year-old could face up to nine years in prison if convicted of the crime.

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“Discharging a gun in a public place is a serious crime that can end with tragic consequences not only for the person targeted, but also for innocent people visiting Hollywood,” Gascon said in a statement. said in “My office conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and determined that it was necessary to add a special weapon charge.” (Representatives for the rapper did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)

Rolling Stonee reported last week that the victim, Terrell Efron aka A$AP Raleigh, has filed a civil lawsuit against Meyers over the shooting. The longtime friend and former A$AP Mob member alleged that the rapper “lured” her to an undisclosed location in Hollywood to discuss the disagreement.

“Unbeknownst to Mr. Efron, A$AP Rocky wasn’t just planning a conversation and came armed with a semi-automatic handgun,” an earlier statement alleged. “Upon arriving at the location, a conversation ensued in which without provocation, warning, or any justification, A$AP Rocky produced a handgun and intentionally fired several shots at Mr. Efron.”

The suit alleges that Meyers was close to Efron and “intentionally pointed in the direction” of his one-time friend, who was “struck by a bullet projectile/fragments” in his left hand, the suit alleges.

Ephron, who works as a talent manager and producer with fashion and jewelry ventures, claims to have suffered. There have been physical, mental and emotional injuries, and death threats over the situation. He is seeking at least $25,000 in damages.

News of the shooting broke in April when Meyers was arrested shortly after landing at LAX following a trip to her native Barbados with girlfriend Rihanna, before the couple were expecting their first child together. He soon got out of jail after posting $500,000 bond.

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