A$AP Rocky charged with firearm assault
A$AP Rocky was charged Monday with assault with a firearm against a former friend. The case concerns a shooting in November 2021 in Hollywood, in which the rapper was involved according to authorities.
According to TMZ and People, the Los Angeles prosecutor’s office claims that A$AP Rocky pointed a semi-automatic weapon at the victim during an argument and fired two shots in her direction.
“Firing a weapon in a public place is a serious offense that could have tragic consequences, not only for the person targeted, but also for innocent people passing by to visit Hollywood,” said prosecutor George Gascón. “My office conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a firearm allegation was warranted.”
One of the rapper’s companions in the group A$AP Mob, identified as A$AP Relli, went to court earlier this month and presented himself as the victim who would have taken the shots fired by A$AP Rocky. Relli claims to have had minor hand injuries and is also suing the musician over the case.
A$AP Rocky was arrested last April, when he landed at Los Angeles International Airport, after a trip with Rihanna to Barbados.
Police continue to investigate the case and a hearing is scheduled for this Wednesday (17).