Troy Ave has been arrested following the deadly shooting at the T.I. concert Wednesday night at NYC’s Irving Plaza. The NYPD confirmed his arrest in a tweet, saying he had been charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
An upstart rapper from Brooklyn with a score to settle was captured on surveillance video opening fire backstage during a T.I. concert, killing one and wounding two others at Irving Plaza, police sources said.
Video has surfaced of Troy Ave shooting his gun in Irving Plaza pic.twitter.com/LlwtLmFNyR
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) May 26, 2016
Roland Collins (aka Troy Ave) of Brownsville accidentally shot himself in the leg during the chaos Wednesday night, sources said. Collins was charged with attempted murder and illegal weapons possession. Sources said he’s expected to face a murder charge pending the results of a ballistics test.
Police aren’t sure if there was more than one shooter in the ordeal, but they suspect Troy Ave shot multiple people. The ballistics evidence will determine that, as well. The NYPD released the video because they are trying to identify the people in the video who were in the room when the shooting happened.
The NYPD said Troy Ave shot himself in the leg during a struggle at the club. After the shooting, they said he left and was driven to NYU Hospital. He was then transferred to Bellevue, where he was arrested.