A$AP Rocky was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday morning, in connection to a shooting that took place in 2021.
According to authorities, A$AP Rocky, born Rakim Mayers, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon — in this case, a firearm, after the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide division’s investigation of the November 6 shooting that occurred in Hollywood, resulting in Rocky’s identification as a suspect.
“On November 6, 2021, around 10:15 p.m., an argument between two acquaintances occurred in the area of Selma Avenue and Argyle Avenue, in the Hollywood Area,” reads the arrest announcement from the LAPD. “The argument escalated and resulted in the suspect firing a handgun at the victim. The victim sustained a minor injury from the incident and later sought his medical treatment. Following the shooting, the suspect and two additional males fled the area on foot.”
Rocky had just landed aboard a private jet from Barbados, a highly publicized trip recently taken with his pregnant girlfriend, Rihanna, when he was arrested by LAPD officers, who were waiting for the plane to land.
The case will be “presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration,” according to the LAPD.
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