Jury selection in the trial of Tory Lanez is set to begin on Monday, as the rapper faces charges for allegedly shooting and injuring Megan Thee Stallion on July 12, 2020 in the Hollywood Hills.
Opening statements and testimony are expected to begin on December 12, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office told ABC News.
According to prosecutors, Lanez “personally inflicted great bodily injury upon” Megan Thee Stallion, born Megan Pete, after the two got into an argument while riding in an SUV in the Hollywood Hills, resulting in an injury in her foot for which she received medical treatment.
Lanez, born Daystar Peterson, was charged in October 2020 with one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and personal use of a firearm, as well as carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, according to charging documents obtained by ABC News.
“Personal use of a firearm” is not a separate charge but a sentencing enhancement linked to the first count that increases Lanez’ possible sentence.
Lanez has pleaded not guilty on both counts. If he is convicted as charged, he faces up to 22 years and 8 months in prison, according to prosecutors. ABC News has reached out to his attorney Shawn Holley for additional comment.
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