Rapper Troy Ave Arrested For Irving Plaza Shooting
Surveillance footage has been released from Wednesday night’s fatal shooting in Irving Plaza. The video shows Brownsville rapper Troy Ave bursting through a door and firing into a crowd accordingly to police sources.
The video shows a crowd scattering as the rap artist is seen entering the room and firing a single shot. Chairs were overturned as people ducked the gunfire. The Crown Heights rapper, whose real name is Roland Collins, also appears to be limping in the video. Police sources said he was wounded in the shooting.
Troy Ave, 33, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. The NYPD released the footage prior to announcing the arrest, asking the public for help identifying any suspects.
Troy Ave’s bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter, 33, was killed in the shooting and two other people were also wounded, police said.