TMZ is reporting this afternoon that Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave, who remains in custody until his July trial date, will not be charged with murder in connection to the Irving Plaza shooting last month that claimed the life of his bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter.
A day after the shooting, Ave was seen on surveillance footage emerging from backstage with a gun raised, firing shots into the venue. He was taken to the hospital after the incident, where he was treated for a minor gunshot wound, but was subsequently arrested and charged with attempted murder, and various other felonies, including weapons and endangerment charges.
Ave’s attorney, Scott Leemon, is adamant that though the footage is scathing, it doesn’t paint a full picture of what went down at Irving Plaza that night. He tells TMZ:
The video does not show everything nor explain what happened in the VIP room before Troy came running out, as a victim, after he was shot.
Leemon is reportedly expected to give bail for Troy Ave another shot this week at a court hearing.