Tory Lanez Charged In Shooting Of Megan Thee Stallion
Written by Black Voices on October 8, 2020
Canadian rapper Tory Lanez is dealing with two felony costs within the July 12 capturing of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion.
The Los Angeles County district legal professional’s workplace charged Lanez ― actual identify Daystar Peterson ― on Thursday with one felony depend every of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded unregistered firearm in a automobile.
Prosecutors mentioned the capturing occurred after Lanez obtained into an argument with a 24-year-old sufferer whereas driving in an SUV within the Hollywood Hills.
If convicted, he faces a most sentence of 22 years and eight months behind bars, in line with Selection.
The announcement didn’t determine Megan Thee Stallion by identify, however mentioned a feminine sufferer exited a automobile earlier than Lanez shot at her toes a number of occasions, wounding her, in line with the New York Every day Information.
The small print within the district legal professional’s announcement matched allegations Stallion made in August on Instagram Stay.
“Sure … Tory shot me. You shot me and you bought your publicist and your folks going to those blogs mendacity,” the 25-year-old rapper mentioned in an Instagram Stay video. “Cease mendacity. Why lie? I don’t perceive.”
The singer mentioned she didn’t inform Los Angeles police on the scene about what occurred within the capturing as a result of she was afraid of the authorized repercussions and feared for her security.
“I didn’t inform the police nothing as a result of I didn’t need us to get in no extra bother,” she mentioned.
Lanez hasn’t commented on the fees.
Final month, he launched a rap album that proclaimed his innocence, in line with TMZ.
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