Rapper A$AP Rocky charged in connection with the shooting in Hollywood in 2021

Rapper A$AP Rocky has been charged in connection with a 2021 shooting in Hollywood, officials announced Monday.

The 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, faces two counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm with allegations of personal use of the firearm, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The shooting occurred on November 6, 2021, after an argument between two acquaintances in the area of ​​Selma and Argyle avenues.

The argument escalated and resulted in the rapper firing a semi-automatic handgun at his former friend, who suffered a minor injury, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Mayers ran from the scene with two other people after the shooting.

He was arrested earlier this year at LAX after vacationing in Barbados with singer Rihanna. The two stars have a child together.

“Firing a gun in a public place is a serious offense that could have resulted in tragic consequences not only for the person targeted, but also for innocent bystanders visiting Hollywood,” District Attorney George Gascón said in a press release. “My office conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a special firearms allegation was warranted.”

The rapper will be brought to court on Wednesday. The case remains under investigation by the LAPD’s elite robbery-murder division.

In 2019, Mayers was found guilty of assault in Sweden and received a suspended sentence, meaning he did not serve any additional prison time.

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