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A$AP Rocky Charged With Assault Over November Shooting

If found guilty, the Harlem-born rapper could face up to nine years in prison.

Rapper A$AP Rocky has been formally charged with assault with a firearm after he was previously arrested in April over allegedly shooting A$AP Relli after a disagreement in Los Angeles back in November 2021. He later posted a $500,000 bond.

According to Rolling Stone, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced the official charges for assault with a semiautomatic firearm on Monday (Aug. 15). The Harlem-born artist’ arraignment is on Wednesday (Aug.17).

“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,” Gascón said in a statement. “My office conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a special firearm allegation was warranted.”

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If found guilty, the 33-year-old could face up to nine years in prison.

BET.com previously reported that A$AP Relli (born Terell Ephron) reportedly filed a civil lawsuit against Rocky. Attorneys Jamal Tooson and Brian Hurwitz, say that Rocky lured Relli, who is a talent manager and producer, to a central Hollywood location under the impression that they would “discuss a disagreement between the two of them.”

Tooson and Hurwitz claim that Rocky (born Rakim Mayers) arrived at the location with a semi-automatic handgun.

“After arriving at the location, a conversation ensued whereby without provocation, warning, or any justification, A$AP Rocky produced the handgun and intentionally fired multiple shots at Mr. Ephron.”

Police reports state that the unidentified shooting victim at the time shared with police that Rocky was walking with two other people and later approached on the street holding a handgun.

The victim alleged that Rocky shot at him three to four times, claiming that one of the bullets grazed his left hand.

Relli is planning to sue the rapper over “irreparable harm to his career in the entertainment industry” after the Los Angeles shooting.

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