Rapper Faces 40 Years In Prison If Convicted
Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave was formally indicted Thursday for shooting up the VIP area at a TI concert last month.
A grand jury decided there was enough evidence to formally charge Troy Ave, real name Roland Collins, with attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon – all felonies.
During a hearing Thursday in Manhattan Criminal Court, prosecutors presented a certificate of grand jury action, indicating that Collins was indicted. The case was also moved to Manhattan Supreme Court – the same venue where fellow Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda is fighting gang conspiracy charges.
If he’s convicted, Troy Ave could get up to 40 years in state prison on just the attempted murder charge.
Cops released video of a bleeding Troy Ave shooting wildly at an unknown person backstage at the TI concert at Irving Plaza in Manhattan.
Troy Ave did not appear at the hearing at Manhattan Criminal Court, but is due back in court July 7 for his arraignment. Earlier this month, he released a song from lockup proclaiming his innocence.
We’ve reached out to Troy Ave’s lawyer, Scott Leemon, for comment.