Asap rocky hit with assault and weapons charges over 2021 shooting


American rapper A$AP Rocky has been hit with assault and weapons charges over a 2021 shooting.

The music star was slapped with two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm with allegations of personally using a firearm.

"Discharging a gun in a public place is a serious offense that could have ended with tragic consequences not only for the person targeted but also for innocent bystanders visiting Hollywood," Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón said.

Rocky was arrested in April and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.The rapper is under investigation by the LAPD for his alleged involvement in a Nov. 6 shooting.

Police said an argument between "two acquaintances" escalated and resulted in the suspect firing a handgun at the victim. Following the shooting, the suspect and two additional males fled the scene on foot.

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