Troy Ave’s Court Date Has Been Pushed Back, Meanwhile Victim Is Claiming Police Won’t Leave Her Alone

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05:  Recording artist Troy Ave visits 106 & Park at BET studio on May 5, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Troy Ave’s Court Date Has Been Pushed Back, Meanwhile Victim Is Claiming Police Won’t Leave Her Alone

The rapper is still recuperating from shooting himself.

Published May 30, 2016

Maggie Heckstall, one of the victims of the shooting that happened at a T.I. concert last week in New York City, isn’t pleased with how police have been treating her. 

Heckstall was the fourth victim in the shooting and was hit in the knee during the chaotic scene. As reported, the bullet lodged in her leg cannot be removed because it’s too close to vital nerves and police aren’t happy about it. They were hoping they could retrieve the bullet as evidence to build a stronger case.

During an interview with the New York Post, Heckstall said that police have been treating her like a criminal and not a victim from the beginning, such as hounding her for information while her wounds were being treated in the ambulance ride to the hospital. She is planning on suing the NYPD for harrassment. 

“Anytime anyone would walk to my door, they had six officers out here, staring into my room,” she says. “I cooperated with the officers. I don’t know if they wanted me to tell them more, but I don’t know what happened. Shots went off. Lights went off. I just tried to get out the room.”

According to NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce, the shells recovered at the scene have been tested but they are still awaiting results. 

“I will say that shell casing you saw that was fired is in line with other shell casings recovered inside the VIP room,” Detective Boyce said. He also alluded that there could be a possibility of another shooter, but details have yet to surface regarding that.

Troy Ave was supposed to appear in court on May 29th, but his court date has been pushed back to later this upcoming week while he recovers from shooting himself in the leg during the incident.

While he is currently being charged with attempted murder, there is a good possibility the charges will be upgraded to murder

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Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)


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