A$AP Rocky is dwelling for the vacations, however he’s been ordered to return to court docket in January.
On Monday (Nov. 20), a Los Angeles choose dominated there was sufficient proof to assist two counts of assault with a firearm, per Enterprise Insider. The fees stem from an incident on Nov. 6, 2021, between Rocky and his former pal, Terell Ephron — often known as A$AP Relli. Rocky is accused of firing photographs at Relli throughout a disagreement.
Officers arrested A$AP Rocky in April 2022 in connection to the case. Police detained him on the Los Angeles Worldwide Airport after he landed from a Barbados journey together with his girlfriend Rihanna. On the time, they reportedly raided the couple’s LA dwelling for proof. Rocky finally paid the $550,000 bond and has been out awaiting the following steps. Final November, he was charged.
On Thursday, Choose M.L. Villar set his arraignment date for January 8.
What A$AP Relli Testified About Incident With Rocky
Relli lately took the stand throughout a preliminary listening to and testified to being childhood associates with Rocky. Nonetheless, their relationship soured through the years, which Relli blamed on Rocky changing into “big-headed” after discovering solo success, per PEOPLE.
Then in Oct. 2021, a mutual pal of theirs died, and Rocky allegedly promised to pay for the funeral bills. His lawyer, Joe Tacopina, has stated Rocky did pay in full, however Relli seemingly didn’t imagine the rapper. Relli lower the friendship after he allegedly heard Rocky badmouthing him on the telephone to a different pal.
Then, Relli bumped into Rocky and two different associates on Hollywood Boulevard on Nov. 6. Prosecutors have proven footage in court docket that reveals A$AP Rocky strolling towards Relli earlier than shoving him — a second Relli testified about.
“He grabbed me on my collar. He was shaking me. I attempted to push him off, get his arms off,” Relli stated. “That’s when [Rocky] pulled a gun from his waistband. It was a normal clip and a semi-automatic black gun.”
Listed here are the surveillance movies of the alleged taking pictures by A$AP Rocky. The choose agreed at this time they do not present precise taking pictures however you possibly can hear gunshots.
I’m going by means of an enormous quantity of video footage proper now that I will likely be sharing tonight/tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/OaWZQXccdA
— Meghann Cuniff (@meghanncuniff) November 21, 2023
Relli stated A$AP Rocky pointed the firearm at his abdomen, chest, and head whereas threatening to kill him at that second. He says the famous person rapper fired two photographs at him from about 16 toes away.
Extra surveillance footage reveals who prosecutors have recognized as Rocky holding what seems like a weapon. Whereas the video reportedly options two gunshots, per the choose’s ruling, Rocky just isn’t seen on digicam firing any weapons.
Further proof contains two 9mm shell casings which Relli recovered from the scene and turned over to police. He didn’t report the incident to native cops till Nov. 9. The casings additionally didn’t have any fingerprints, and police’s search of Rocky’s dwelling didn’t produce a matching weapon.
A$AP Rocky’s Lawyer Says Proof Towards Relli Will Be Revealed
In the meantime, Rocky’s lawyer seems assured that further proof will vindicate his shopper. He alleges the taking pictures by no means occurred and that the case is a ploy for a cash seize. For context, Relli can be suing Rocky in civil court docket for about $25,000 and extra cash for bills like medical.
“There’s some proof that’s going to be insurmountable. The witness just isn’t going to have the ability to face up to cross-examination in entrance of the jury,” Tacopina stated on Monday.
See clips of the listening to right here.
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