Well, this was unexpected…earlier today we reported about the deadly shooting that took place at T.I.’s Manhattan concert on Wednesday night that left one man dead. Rapper Troy Ave was shot in the leg during the incident…but come to find out, he was the one who pulled the trigger!
The 30-year-old was caught on surveillance video as he walked into Irving Plaza and started firing. Police have now confirmed that Troy accidentally shot himself in the leg.
He was arrested today in Brooklyn, and charged with reckless endangerment and illegal gun possession.
Rumors have been swirling about the whole incident stemming from an issue Troy had with Maino – who was on stage performing at the time of the shooting. But Maino shot that claim down in a lengthy Instagram post.
First and foremost my deepest condolences to the family & friends of Ronald Mcphatter who was tragically killed last night. Despite having to cope with more senseless violence. I woke up to the usual FALSE and ridiculous lies being circulated by irresponsible members of the media. What transpired was absolutely NOT the result of MYSELF or ANYBODY IN MY CAMP , ENTOURAGE, TRAVELING PARTY or ORGANIZATION IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. We entered the venue respectfully as always and exited in shocked like all other concertgoers. For the last 5 years Troy Ave, his team and I have had a great working relationship. Not only have we performed and done several songs together but we've had many personal conversations about life our goals and efforts as musicians. Despite media reports to the contrary, there are No "ongoing beefs" or "entourage issues." It always has been and always will be good relations between myself AND MY TEAM and @TroyAve @Hovain @YoungLitoBsB and the BSB crew. Our deepest sympathies again to family of Ronald McPhatter and a speedy recovery to Troy Ave. The movement will not be stopped. #BROOKLYNUNITED #HEARDYOU
Troy’s friend, Ronald “Banga” McPhatter, was killed during the shootout, and police are awaiting the results of a ballistics test to find out who pulled the trigger.