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Los Angeles District Attorney files charges against A$AP Rocky, rapper and Rihanna’s partner

The musician was arrested last April and now chargest have been filed after a shooting occurred in November 2021.

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Los Angeles District Attorney files charges against A$AP Rocky, rapper and Rihanna’s partner
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On 16 August the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office confirmed that it has filed charges against rapper A$AP Rocky for a shooting that occurred in November last year in Hollywood. The artist, who is Rihanna’s partner, was arrested in April as soon as he landed with his private plane in the California.

“Discharging a gun in a public place is a serious offense that could have ended with tragic consequences not only for the person targeted but also for innocent bystanders visiting Hollywood,” expressed Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón.

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At the time of A$AP Rocky’s arrest last April, his partner Rihanna who was a pregnant, had to watch the authorities search her home after obtaining a warrant. While, the search team found several weapons, the rapper was released after paying a bail that totaled more than half a million dollars, as revealed by Page Six. Experts checked the caliber of the pistols and determined that they did not match those of the shell casings found at the scene of the shooting.

Minor injuries in a shooting that did not transcend until the arrest

The shooting reportedly occurred on 6 November, but did not come to light until the day of the rapper’s arrest when the Los Angeles Police Department announced that it was conducting an investigation.

The alleged shooting took place after an argument between A$AP Rocky and an acquaintance that led to a fight during which the rapper shot the other person, causing minor injuries that required medical assistance.

It all happened in one of the busiest areas of Los Angeles, between Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard, a crossroads through which the singer later fled on foot, accompanied by two other men. NBC claimed at the time that Rocky fired “between three and four times” and one of the bullets hit the victim in the hand.

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