Troy Ave to appear in court month after deadly T.I. concert shooting

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MANHATTAN, N.Y. — Troy Ave — the only person thus far to be charged in connection to a deadly shooting that broke out at a T.I. concert last month at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza — is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

Images posted to social media show  Ronald McPhatter, left, and Troy Ave, right. McPhatter was killed and Ave was injured during a shooting at a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza on May 25, 2016.

Images posted to social media show Ronald McPhatter, left, and Troy Ave, right. McPhatter was killed and Ave was injured during a shooting at a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza on May 25, 2016.

Roland Collins, Ave’s real name, is expected to appear on charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon, court documents show.

The Brooklyn rapper is accused of opening fire before headliner T.I. was set to perform the evening of May 25th.

Collins’ bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter, was killed during the shooting, and three others were injured.

Although Collins was initially accused of killing McPhatter and accidentally shooting himself during the incident, investigators later said a second person may be responsible.

That unnamed individual is believed to have had an on-going dispute with Collins and allegedly approached the rapper and another person at the venue when a fight ensued, sources said.
During the fight, that person allegedly shot Collins in the leg and struck McPhatter in the stomach.
A second arrest has not been made, and Collins’ charges have not been upgraded to include murder allegations.

He is scheduled to appear at New York City Criminally Court at 9:30 a.m.

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