Rapper Troy Ave, whose real name is Roland Collins, already in “hot water” for an attempted murder charge, found himself the victim this time as he sat in his Maserati on a Brooklyn street.
At 4:30 pm, on Christmas day, Troy, 34, and his girlfriend were stopped at a traffic light while in his Red Maserati on E. 91st Street and Linden Boulevard, in E. Flatbush, when an unknown assailant in a hoodie that covered his face, approached him, and began firing at Troy through the driver’s side window.
Troy was grazed by a bullet to his head and was also struck once in the shoulder.
According to Troy’s lawyer, John Stella, “He looked to his left. He saw that the guy had a gun and was about to fire, and he started driving away,” Stella said. “He continued driving and he reached the point where he was bleeding pretty profusely, and apparently a good Samaritan drove him and his girl a couple of blocks the rest of the way to Brookdale.”
Stella said, “He’s in pain, but he’s grateful. He said to me that he feels blessed that this wasn’t fatal in the end.”
Troy Ave, a.k.a., Collins, is out on $500,000 bail following a May shooting at a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza, that left his bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter, dead.
Collins, who was shot in the leg during that incident, alleges that he wrestled the gun away from the shooter who killed McPhatter and fired back in self-defense.
Another Troy lawyer, Scott Leemon, had this to say about the recent incident, “Tonight, Troy Ave was targeted again… on Christmas. In Brooklyn, going to meet his family for the holiday, he was shot two times. Thankfully, he will survive the second attempt on his life.”
Leemon added, “As we have said from the beginning – he is a victim. We pray for his speedy recovery.”
Collins has a Jan. 26th court date for that incident. No other shooters in the Irving Plaza incident have been caught.
50 Cent went to visit Troy Ave in the hospital after he was shot twice pic.twitter.com/iitmeEjGxD
— Rap Spotlights (@RapSpotlights) December 26, 2016
H/T: New York Daily News
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