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A$AP Rocky charged in Hollywood shooting that left acquaintance injured

CBS News Los Angeles: The Rundown (Aug. 15 AM Edition)
CBS News Los Angeles: The Rundown (Aug. 15 AM Edition) 01:45

The Los Angeles District Attorney's office has charged rapper A$AP Rocky for a 2021 shooting in Hollywood that left an acquaintance minorly injured.

"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."

A$AP Rocky wearing pearls
A$AP Rocky was seen wearing pearls in New York City in June 2021. Gotham

The DA's office charged A$AP Rocky, also known as Rakim Mayers, with two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, with allegations of personally using a firearm. 

The charges stem from an incident on Nov. 6, 2021, when Mayers allegedly pointed a handgun and fired twice at an acquaintance during an argument in Hollywood. 

The rapper's arrangement is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 17.

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