The rapper Bobby Shmurda was arrested today after a long-term investigation by the NYPD related to his possible involvement in shootings and narcotics trafficking. This is Shmurda’s third brush with the law in recent months, following charges for possessing a gun and marijuana.
Kati Cornell, the director of public information for New York City’s special narcotics prosecutor, confirmed that the rapper was arrested in his car in the early hours of morning. According to official sources, he was arrested along with several members of GS9, the Brooklyn gang that also lends its name to Shmurda’s rap crew.
The charges against Shmurda will not be revealed until tomorrow, when the sealed indictment will be opened in Manhattan Supreme Court. According to Cornell, the NYPD plans to hold a press conference tomorrow afternoon to discuss the case.
Billboard reached out to Shmurda’s management for comment.