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A$AP Rocky charged with assault in 2021 shooting

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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon announced Monday (August 15) that A$AP Rocky has been charged with an alleged shooting in Los Angeles in November 2021.

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The rapper, born Rakim Myers, faces an assault charge with a semiautomatic firearm on a personal firearm charge. “Firing a gun in a public place is a serious crime that can have tragic consequences not only for the person it is pointed at, but also for innocent bystanders visiting Hollywood,” Gascón said in a press release. “My office conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of the special firearms charge was warranted.”

The rapper will appear in court on Wednesday (August 17).

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Rock was arrested by LAPD in connection with the November 6 shooting in Hollywood and released on $550,000 bond. An argument between the rapper and his acquaintance escalated, as a result of which Rocky allegedly fired a semi-automatic weapon. The victim suffered minor injuries, he said. KTLA.

At the time of his arrest, Rocky was returning to Los Angeles on a private plane after vacationing in Barbados with Rihanna. nbc news s TMZ

In 2019, Rock was arrested and charged with assault in Sweden, with prosecutors claiming he punched, kicked and attacked the victim with a bottle. He spent nearly five weeks behind bars before being released, although he was later found guilty.

The rapper and Rihanna welcomed their first child, a boy, on May 13. The couple started dating in 2020, and the “Umbrella” singer announced her pregnancy in January.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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