A$AP Rocky, an American rapper, has been released on $550,000 bond following his arrest in connection with a shooting in 2021.
The rapper was pictured exiting the Los Angeles Authorities Department offices on Wednesday afternoon, April 20 after being held by police at Los Angeles International Airport.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the rapper was detained on a charge of “assault with a deadly weapon (firearm)” in connection with a shooting in Hollywood last October. According to jail records, he was freed later Wednesday on a $550,000 bond.
According to the LAPD, two acquaintances were arguing in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles on November 6th. “The disagreement became heated, and the suspect shot the victim with a handgun.” The victim suffered a slight injury as a result of the incident and sought medical attention afterwards.
The suspect and two other individuals fled the scene on foot following the gunshot, according to authorities. According to authorities, the suspect is Rakim Mayers, a 33-year-old Los Angeles man who is also known as music artist A$AP Rocky.
Rocky allegedly fired several shots at the alleged victim, one of which grazed his left hand, according to the alleged victim.
Police allegedly carried out a search warrant at the “Praise the Lord” rapper’s Los Angeles home, entering with a battering ram and departing with one box of potential evidence.
The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, according to the LAPD.
According to various accounts, the rapper, who is Rihanna’s boyfriend, was on his way back to California from a holiday in Barbados when he was arrested.