Rapper A$AP Rocky charged in Hollywood shooting

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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced Monday his office has filed charges against the artist known as A$AP Rocky for an alleged assault with a firearm against a former friend last November.

“Discharging a gun in a public place is a serious offense that could have ended with tragic consequences not only for the person targeted but also for innocent bystanders visiting Hollywood,” said District Attorney Gascón. “My office conducted a thorough review of the evidence in this case and determined that the addition of a special firearm allegation was warranted.”

Rakim Mayers faces two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm with allegations of personally using a firearm.

On November 6, 2021, during a heated discussion in Hollywood, Mayers allegedly pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the victim. In a subsequent confrontation between the parties, Mayers allegedly drew the semi-automatic handgun and fired twice in the direction of the victim, prosecutors said.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery/Homicide Division.

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