Tory Lanez has reportedly been hit with a third charge prior to his trial over allegations he shot Megan Thee Stallion in 2020.
According to Rolling Stone, prosecutors added a charge of discharging a firearm with gross negligence, which carries a possible six year sentence. The rapper, born Daystar Peterson, nor his lawyers have yet commented on the latest charge.
Lanez is accused of shooting the Houston rapper in the foot in July, 2020 during a dispute that unraveled following a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s house in California.
Earlier this week, Lanez was released from house arrest at a judge’s discretion in order to prepare for the trial. Currently, the two other charges he faces include one count of assaulting Megan, born Megan Peet, with a semiautomatic firearm and one count of carrying a concealed, loaded, and unregistered firearm in a vehicle. Lanez has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
If convicted of all counts, Tory Lanez will face a maximum penalty of 22 years and eight months as the new charge relates to the same alleged conduct, so any sentence would run concurrently.
Opening statements in the case are due to begin next Monday (December 12). A protective order bars Lanez from contacting Megan Thee Stallion in person or otherwise.