The rapper has reportedly been charged with attempted murder
Troy Ave has been arrested after the incident where one man was shot dead and four others were left with gunshot injuries following a shooting at a T.I. concert in New York.
The victim of the fatal shooting was Ronald McPhatter, 33, the bodyguard of Troy Ave, a rapper from New York’s Crown Heights area whose real name is Roland Collins. After CCTV footage of the incident was studied, he has been charged with attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, according to ABC7.
The motive for shooting McPhatter is still unclear, but Collins reportedly had a dispute with Maino, who had just finished performing at the event with Uncle Murda. Earlier today he denied “ongoing beefs” with Collins’ camp, whilst posting his condolences for McPhatter’s death on Twitter. You can see that post below.
It was originally reported that Collins had been shot in the leg during the incident. According to NYPD, the injury was self-inflicted during a struggle at the venue. Juliet Vahos, a fan at the concert, told Rolling Stone she heard what sounded like two shots being fired but that people around her were saying “It’s just a fight.” But, 30 seconds later, Vahos heard “multiple gunshots” being fired, which led to fans trying to flee the venue.
Collins has released the albums ‘New York City: The Album’ and ‘Major Without A Deal’. His singles have featured the likes of Rick Ross, Ty Dolla Sign, 50 Cent and Raekwon.