May 30, 2016


Troy Ave Misses Court Date Due to Extended Hospital Stay

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Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET

Rapper Troy Ave faces charges of attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon stemming from last week's shooting at a T.I. concert in New York City, but his appearance in court has been delayed as he recovers from a gunshot wound to the leg. 

From the New York Daily News, we learn that Ave was originally scheduled to appear in court on Saturday (May 28), but had to delay the proceedings as he's still undergoing medical treatment. The News notes that Ave is having bone fragments removed from his leg in a surgical procedure at the New York University Langone Medical Center—where he checked himself in after being grazed by a bullet from his own gun. His hearing has not been rescheduled. 

T.I.'s concert at Irving Plaza was immediately evacuated after gunshots were fired in the venue's greenroom. Video of the incident—which can be seen in the story linked above—allegedly shows Ave firing a pistol while bystanders duck for cover. 

Four people were shot during the concert, including Ave, who suffered a self-inflicted wound to the leg. Ave's bodyguard, Robald McPhatter, was shot and killed while two other victims were hospitalized after being shot. Last Thursday (May 26) T.I. sent condolences to the victims on Twitter, saying, "My heart is heavy today."