Troy Ave Will Not Be Charged for Murder in Irving Plaza Shooting

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After a gruesome shootout at New York's Irving Plaza just one month ago, authorities have announced they will not be charging Troy Ave with murder.

Toni Akindele Jun, 21, 2016

Troy Ave will not be charged with murder for his participation in the Irving Plaza shooting last month that took place during a concert headlined by T.I, leaving one dead and three injured.

TMZ reports that the rapper was indicted by a grand jury on one count of attempted second-degree murder and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

One Dead, Three Injured After Shooting at T.I. New York City Concert

Though security footage showed Troy firing a weapon, his lawyers have argued the short clip leaves out important details of what occurred before and after Troy was seen discharging a weapon.

He addressed the incident on his mixtape, “Free Troy Ave” and has launched a scholarship fund in the name of his childhood friend Ronald “Banga” McPhatter who died in the shooting.

Troy Ave is currently being held without bail.

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