A$AP Rocky has officially been charged with assault after being accused of shooting a former friend last November.
On Monday, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon announced that A$AP Rocky (real name Rakim Mayers) is being charged with two counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm with allegations of using a gun personally.
“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 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.”
The date of his arraignment is set for Wednesday.
The incident is currently being looked into by the Robbery/Homicide Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.
According to Rolling Stone, Terell Ephron, a former member of the A$AP Mob who goes by the alias A$AP Relli, identified himself as the man Rocky is supposed to have shot and declared his intention to sue Rocky in civil court.
“Unbeknownst to Mr. Ephron, A$AP Rocky was not just planning for a conversation and came armed with a semi-automatic handgun,” the statement alleges. “After arriving at the location, a conversation ensued whereby without provocation, warning, or any justification, A$AP Rocky produced the handgun and intentionally fired multiple shots at Mr. Ephron.”