Rapper Troy Ave was arrested charged Thursday with opening fire backstage at Irving Plaza during a T.I. concert, killing one and wounding two others, according to police sources.
After investigation, it’s said that Troy accidentally shot himself in the leg during the exchange of gunfire.
He’s been charged with reckless endangerment and illegal weapons possession.
ARREST UPDATE: Roland Collins (A.K.A. Troy Ave), 33, charged with Attempted Murder & Criminal Possession of a Weapon https://t.co/pb7IbuwbK5
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Troy, who was to perform at the show, had a beef with Maino, who had just left the stage when at least five shots rang out, sources said.
“There is clear video, very graphic video. He walks right out, women all around, and starts shooting his gun,” a source said.
“It’s an ongoing rap group rivalry, him and Maino.”
Police said they were awaiting the result of ballistics tests before charging Troy Ave with murder.
It was unclear why Troy Ave allegedly gunned down Ronald (Edgar) McPhatter, who was said to be close to the rapper.
Troy Ave was arrested at NYU Langone Medical Center, sources said.
Earlier, McPhatter’s mother slammed Troy Ave for not calling to offer his condolences.
McPhatter died doing what he’d done for many years — looking out for Troy Ave, the victim’s mother, Rose McPhatter said at the Gowanus Houses.
“He actually cared a lot about Troy Ave. My wish is that Troy Ave cared as much about my son as he cared about him. I say that because I watched how my son would always bend over backwards to help him,” Rose said.
“If he (Troy Ave) cared about my son as much as he alleged he does, I would’ve received a call from him. He didn’t call me. He didn’t call any of my other sons.”
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