Troy Ave Arrested Following Irving Plaza Shooting

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Troy Ave attends the soft opening at Roc N Sole on Aug. 20, 2014 in New York City.

UPDATE: After this story was published, the NYPD confirmed to Billboard that Troy Ave was also charged with attempted murder.

Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave has been arrested for reckless endangerment, possession of a weapon, and menacing in connection to the Irving Plaza shooting that took place during a hip-hop show Wednesday night, police confirmed to Billboard.

Earlier Thursday, the New York Police Department tweeted out footage from the venue that showed a male suspect with a bloodied leg firing a gun in the green room area backstage, where the shooting and a brawl broke out. The man was later identified by authorities as the 30-year-old MC (real name Roland Collins). Opening acts Maino and Uncle Murda were performing at the time gunshots were heard while headliner T.I. had not yet taken the stage.

One Fatality, Three Injured in Multiple Shooting at T.I. Concert In New York

According to the New York Daily News, Troy Ave is expected to face a murder charge pending the results of a ballistics test; reports that Troy Ave may be charged with murder were unconfirmed at press time.

NYDN also reports that the gunfire stemmed from an alleged beef between Troy Ave and Maino's camps, though the latter took to his Instagram on Thursday to share a lengthy post that detailed his personal and professional relationship with Troy Ave.

"First and foremost my deepest condolences to the family & friends of Ronald Mcphatter who was tragically killed last night. Despite having to cope with more senseless violence. I woke up to the usual FALSE and ridiculous lies being circulated by irresponsible members of the media," Maino wrote. "What transpired was absolutely NOT the result of MYSELF or ANYBODY IN MY CAMP , ENTOURAGE, TRAVELING PARTY or ORGANIZATION IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. We entered the venue respectfully as always and exited in shocked like all other concertgoers."

 

First and foremost my deepest condolences to the family & friends of Ronald Mcphatter who was tragically killed last night. Despite having to cope with more senseless violence. I woke up to the usual FALSE and ridiculous lies being circulated by irresponsible members of the media. What transpired was absolutely NOT the result of MYSELF or ANYBODY IN MY CAMP , ENTOURAGE, TRAVELING PARTY or ORGANIZATION IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. We entered the venue respectfully as always and exited in shocked like all other concertgoers. For the last 5 years Troy Ave, his team and I have had a great working relationship. Not only have we performed and done several songs together but we've had many personal conversations about life our goals and efforts as musicians. Despite media reports to the contrary, there are No "ongoing beefs" or "entourage issues." It always has been and always will be good relations between myself AND MY TEAM and @TroyAve @Hovain @YoungLitoBsB and the BSB crew. Our deepest sympathies again to family of Ronald McPhatter and a speedy recovery to Troy Ave. The movement will not be stopped. #BROOKLYNUNITED #HEARDYOU

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He continued, "For the last 5 years Troy Ave, his team and I have had a great working relationship. Not only have we performed and done several songs together but we've had many personal conversations about life our goals and efforts as musicians. Despite media reports to the contrary, there are No "ongoing beefs" or "entourage issues." It always has been and always will be good relations between myself AND MY TEAM and@TroyAve @Hovain @YoungLitoBsB and the BSB crew. Our deepest sympathies again to family of Ronald McPhatter and a speedy recovery to Troy Ave. The movement will not be stopped.#BROOKLYNUNITED #HEARDYOU."

Shooting Fatality From T.I. Concert Identified as Troy Ave's Bodyguard

Three people were wounded in the shooting, including Troy Ave. The rapper's bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter (also known as "Banga"), was shot in the stomach and later died at Beth Israel Hospital, according to police.

Troy Ave's manager did not immediately respond to Billboard's requests for comment. 

--Additional reporting by Joe Lynch

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