Troy Ave Is Now Turning to the Public for Help With His Case

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 02:  Troy Ave attends 50 Cent's Birthday Celebration at Orbit on July 2, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/WireImage)

Troy Ave Is Now Turning to the Public for Help With His Case

His lawyer is asking those with any helpful information to come forward.

Published June 2, 2016

This week, new evidence emerged in the ongoing investigation regarding the recent shooting at Irving Plaza in New York City and in turn, the public is being asked to come forward with any information that could help the investigation. 

As a result of the violence that erupted, rapper Troy Ave was arrested and later pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon charges he's facing. As reported, his lawyer, Scott Leemon, is doing everything he can to defend his client and has come forward to plead to the public to please share any helpful information regarding who exactly was in the VIP room during the concert.

As told to Fox 5 News, Leemon is asking anyone with information about the shooting to please email him at

“We’re going to ask anyone who was there, anyone who has any information or anyone who knows someone who was in that VIP room that night — we have set up a special e-mail address,” he said during the interview. “We know some people have problems talking to and working with NYPD — help us. Help me defend Troy.”

The rapper is currently being held at Rikers without bail while recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg, which is being debated whether or not it was self-inflicted.

"What troubles me most is the misinformation that is being sent out," his lawyer shared. "NYPD knows Troy didn’t shoot himself. They know Troy didn’t shoot his bodyguard. That man died a hero. And to imply anything — that Troy would actually hurt his lifelong friend — is absolutely insane and irresponsible.”

His lawyer also mentioned the surveillance video that is being included in the court case, which shows a person identified as Troy Ave firing a weapon, saying that it doesn't fully dipict what happened.

“I really can’t talk about the piece of video except that it wasn’t complete,” Leemon said. “You don’t know what happened before, and you don’t know what happened after... It’s not the whole story.”

Looks like Troy Ave's lawyer has his work cut out for him. 

Check out Leemon's commentary in the video clip below for more information. More on this story as it develops.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Shareif Ziyadat/WireImage)


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