Rapper, A$AP Rocky, arrested In Connection To 2021 Shooting at LAX after returning from Barbados with Rihanna KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Rapper, A$AP Rocky, arrested In Connection To 2021 Shooting at LAX after returning from Barbados with Rihanna

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that rapper Rakim Mayers, better known by his stage name A$AP Rocky, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday morning in connection with a November shooting, police confirmed. (Read More Here).


Mayers, 33, was detained after landing on a private jet from Barbados with his girlfriend, the singer and business mogul Rihanna, TMZ and NBC News first reported. He faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

The Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday it began investigating Mayers after a shooting victim came forward accusing the rapper of approaching him on the street in the Hollywood area on Nov. 6. The victim alleged that as many as four shots were fired from a handgun, inflicting minor injuries and requiring the victim to seek medical attention.

“Detectives worked diligently to investigate and corroborate the reporting information which helped identify the suspect(s) involved,” the department said Wednesday. “The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Rakim Mayers, a Los Angeles resident, also known as music artist A$AP Rocky.”

NBC News reports that the rapper, who was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department, with assistance from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations team, was detained in connection to a 2021 shooting.

The outlet noted that A$AP, born Rakim Mayers, had been "under investigation" for an incident that occurred in California last November. According to police reports obtained by NBC News, the shooting victim, who survived, told police that Mayers, while accompanied with two other people, allegedly "approached him with a handgun on the street," adding that "Mayers shot at him three to four times and believed one of the bullets grazed his left hand."

The shooting had not been reported publicly before his arrest.


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