All Charges has Been Dropped With Rapper Maino In The Troy Aves Case
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Maino In The Troy Aves Case
New York rapper Maino can finally exhale this week as reports claim he has been cleared in a publicized Irving Plaza shooting investigation.
Thursday (June 2) reports claim New York cops are no longer linking him to the fatal shooting.
The rapper Maino has been cleared of responsibility in the shooting at a Gramercy nightclub during a rap concert that left one man dead, cops said.”We do not believe that he (Maino) was involved in the dispute,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Thursday. (NY Daily News)
"We do not believe that he was involved in the dispute," NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce
said in a statement.
Maino took to Instagram to repost the news story.
"Now let's get back to the music... HeardU," he captioned in a screenshot of the article.
Troy Ave was arrested last week and charged with attempted murder after a surveillance video was released that shows the BSB rapper firing a gun in a green room area at Irving Plaza during a T.I. concert.
Three people were injured, including Ave who reportedly shot himself in the leg. The rapper's bodyguard, Ronald "Banga" McPhatter was killed after being shot in the chest.
Ave pled not guilty to the charges. His lawyers are saying that their client acted in self defense and did not shoot himself or his friend. They say that the surveillance video does not tell the whole story.
Earlier this week, law enforcement identified a gun found in the van that took Troy Ave to the hospital as the murder weapon.
The New York Daily News report says that police have possession of three guns in total and that they have not ruled out the possibility of more than one shooter.
Maino was performing with Uncle Murda as the opening act for T.I. at the time of the shooting. Maino's girlfriend, model Maggie Carrie Heckstall, was hit and is reportedly planning to sue various parties involved including Live Nation who owns Irving Plaza.
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Earlier this week, Troy Ave’s attorney spoke out on Banga losing his life from the fatal gunfire.
“In the hip hop world, he’s not known as one of these troublemakers. He doesn’t live a gangster rap lifestyle,” said attorney John Stella.
“What really happened here is Mr. Collins here is the real victim,” said another Collins attorney, Scott Leemon. “The person who was killed at this event, he died a hero. He was his bodyguard. He wasn’t shot by Mr. Collins. He was a lifelong friend.” (NY Daily News)