June 10, 2016


Troy Ave Indicted on Attempted Murder Charge Following T.I. Concert Shooting

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Johnny Nunez/WireImage

Troy Ave has been indicted on one attempted murder charge and two felony weapons charges following his role in the deadly T.I. concert shooting that killed one and injured four last month, Pitchfork notes. The rapper—whose real name is Roland Collins—was caught on surveillance footage firing multiple gunshots into the greenroom during the shooting at Irving Plaza.  

Shortly after the May 25 incident, Ave checked himself into a New York University medical center seeking treatment for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg. His bodyguard and close friend, Ronald McPhatter, was killed in the gunfight. Ave originally plead not guilty to multiple charges, with his lawyer claiming that he was "the real victim" in the shooting. Scott Leemon told reporters last month: 

"He [Ronald McPhatter] wasn't shot by Mr. Collins. He was a lifelong friend. … This 11 seconds of video that the NYPD released, it doesn't say what happened before, it doesn't say what happened after. The scientific evidence will show he didn't shoot himself."

The New York Post reports that Ave is being held without bail until his next hearing on June 22.