According to Rolling Stone, Terell Ephron, nicknamed A$AP Relli, A$AP Rocky’s best buddy from high school, has identified himself as the man who was supposedly shot in November. The 33-year-old F**kin’ Problems rapper, who has not been prosecuted, intends to sue the former member of the rapper’s group in civil court.
According to a statement sent to the source by Ephron’s counsel, Ephron is publicly asserting that he was persuaded to go to a secret location in the heart of Hollywood “to settle a disagreement between the two of them” before to Rocky’s court appearance on August 17.
The talent manager allegedly suffered “minimal injuries to his left hand” as a result of the gunfire, according to his attorneys Jamal Tooson and Brian Hurwitz.
Rocky, actual name Rakim Mayers, was detained on April 20 for assault with a dangerous weapon after allegedly approaching and shooting at a guy he knew on the street.
The victim later sought medical attention after one of the shots is said to have lightly wounded his left hand. Mayers and two other males who were apparently strolling with him left the area after the incident.
Despite being able to get video of the alleged shot, authorities were unable to locate the suspect weapon during last week’s search of his Los Angeles home, which resulted in the discovery of numerous firearms, sources told TMZ in April. According to the website, because the calibre of the firearms at Mayer’s residence did not match the round casings discovered at the murder scene, police were able to ascertain immediately that they were not the ones used in the shooting.
Police allegedly found all of the firearms at Mayer’s home were lawfully purchased after checking the serial numbers, and they decided not to take any of the weapons to the station.
The artist was seen leaving jail at the time after posting $550,000 bond. Officers “worked tirelessly” to identify the suspect(s) and investigate the incident, according to a statement from the LAPD. According to the California Penal Code, Mayers may be sentenced to up to a year in prison, a $1,000 fine, and misdemeanour probation.
Mayers faced a maximum sentence of four years in state prison, a fine of up to $10,000, and the need of serving out the remainder of his sentence on probation. Mayers has had prior run-ins with the cops before the incident from last week. After a street brawl between the rapper’s crew and two guys, the rapper was detained in Sweden in 2019.