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Troy Ave Arrested For Irving Plaza Shooting

The rapper has been charged with attempted murder.

Ismail Sayeed // calligrafist

Troy Ave has been arrested following the deadly shooting at New York City's Irving Plaza last night (May 25).

According to police sources, the Brooklyn rapper, born Roland Collins, has been charged in connection to the shooting that took place during a concert at the Union Square venue. Per reports by New York Daily News and a local CBS affiliate, the rapper has been charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and menacing. It's unclear as of press time how much jail time he's facing should he be convicted.

Troy Ave was also hit in the leg during the shooting. Police revealed surveillance footage from the shooting (above), which shows the rapper firing a gun while in the VIP section after exiting the green room. He was reportedly arrested at NYU Langone Medical Center where he was taken for treatment.

Police say the rapper was one of two shooters involved in the brawl.

One casualty was confirmed during the melee, Ronald McPhatter, who was struck in the stomach and later died at Bellevue Hospital.

McPhatter was a close associate to Troy Ave.

McPhatter's mother slammed the rapper earlier today in an interview with The Daily News

T.I., who was the headliner for the concert (he never took the stage), sent out his condolences on Twitter earlier today (May 26).

Earlier reports speculated that Troy Ave's entourage was involved in a scuffle with Maino and Uncle Murda's camps, however, Maino issued a statement late this afternoon denying the claims. "First and foremost my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ronald McPhatter who was tragically killed last night. Despite having to cope with more senseless gun violence, I woke up to the usual FALSE and ridiculous lies being circulated by irresponsible members of the media," he wrote. "What transpired was absolutely NOT the result of myself or anyone in my camp, entourage, traveling party or organization. We entered the venue respectfully as always and exited in shock like all of the others in attendance.

"For the past 5 years Troy Ave, his team and I have maintained a great working relationship," he continued. "Not only have we performed and worked on music together, but had many personal conversations about life and our efforts as musicians. Despite media reports, there is NO 'ongoing beefs' or 'entourage issues' between Troy and I. It always has been and always will be good relations between myself and my team and Troy Ave, Hovain, Young Lito and the BSB family. Once again I send my sincerest condolences to the the family of Ronald McPhatter and wish a speedy recovery to Troy Ave and all those injured last night at Irving Plaza."

Stay tuned to REVOLT for more updates on the Irving Plaza shooting.

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