Rakim Athelaston Mayers, known professionally as rapper A$AP Rocky, was arrested at LAX as he returned from Barbados with his girlfriend on Wednesday morning in connection to a 2021 shooting.
A$AP Rocky is expecting a child with his girlfriend, the singer Rihanna.
According to LAPD, an argument between acquaintances escalated and resulted in the suspect (Mayers) firing a handgun at the victim.
The victim sustained a minor injury and sought medical treatment, according to police.
33-year-old Rakim Mayers, a Los Angeles resident, also known as music artist A$AP Rocky, has been arrested in connection to a shooting that occurred in the Hollywood area in November of 2021. pic.twitter.com/YeV9w2udDL
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NBC News reported:
Rakim Mayers, better known as A$AP Rocky, was detained on Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport in connection to a November 2021 shooting, according to multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the matter.
Mayers was arriving on a private plane from Barbados, where he had been on vacation with his girlfriend, the singer Rihanna.
According to the law enforcement sources, Rihanna was with Mayers when he was arrested, and a search warrant has been executed at Mayers’ residence in Los Angeles.
Mayers had been under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department for a Nov. 6 shooting near Vista Del Mar and Selma Ave. around 10:20 pm. The shooting victim later told police that Mayers, who was walking with two others, approached him with a handgun on the street. The victim claimed Mayers shot at him three to four times and believed one of the bullets grazed his left hand, according to police reports.
Recall, A$AP Rocky was arrested in Sweden after getting into a fight in 2019.
A$AP Rocky was released from the Swedish prison thanks to President Trump.