Brooklyn Rapper Troy Ave Charged In Irving Plaza Shooting


NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — New York City police on Thursday arrested Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave, whose real name is Roland Collins, in connection with a green room shooting during a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza that left one dead and three injured.

Police charged Collins with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Officials said the investigation was continuing and that additional charges were pending, the Wall Street Journal said.

Surveillance video released by the NYPD shows Troy Ave stepping out of the green room and onto a balcony at Irving Plaza with a gun in hand, firing one shot and then running out of frame with the gun raised, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Collins was also one of the 4 people injured by gunfire in the incident when a bullet struck his leg, but it is unclear if there was another weapon involved, or if his injury was self-inflicted. Investigators said they recovered 5 shell 9mm shell casings from the green room and adjacent balcony, 4 of which came from one gun. The 5th casing is still undergoing testing.

Authorities said that the shooting started with a dispute that became a brawl in the green room that involved as many as 40 people. Authorities allege that Mr. Collins burst into the room in the midst of the brawl and started firing. T.I. was reportedly on the venue's main floor at the time of the fight and not involved, authorities said. – Staff Writers