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Rapper Pleads Not Guilty to Deadly Shooting at TI Concert

Rapper Troy Ave was arraigned Monday in the shooting during a hip-hop concert featuring artist T.I. that killed one person and injured three others

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    Surveillance video still of shooting at Irving Plaza Wednesday night, where T.I. was set to perform.

    A rapper charged in a deadly shooting at a New York City concert hall has pleaded not guilty.

    Rapper Troy Ave was arraigned Monday in the shooting during a hip-hop concert featuring artist T.I. that killed one person and injured three others on Wednesday night.

    Troy Ave's real name is Roland Collins. He was arraigned on charges including attempted murder.

    After ballistics tests, Collins' charges could be upgraded to murder in the death of 30-year-old Ronald McPhatter.

    Brooklyn Rapper Troy Ave Charged in Shooting at Irving Plaza: Police

    [NY] Brooklyn Rapper Troy Ave Charged in Shooting at Irving Plaza: Police
    The shooter seen on video firing his gun inside the New York City concert venue where rapper T.I. was set to perform Wednesday is believed to be the Brooklyn rapper known as Troy Avenue, and he has been charged in the deadly shooting, police say. Checkey Beckford reports. (Published Friday, May 27, 2016)

    Prosecutors said Collins recklessly fired a gun five times in a crowded venue with no concern about the consequences.

    But Collins' lawyer, Scott Leemon, said McPhatter was not shot by Collins.

    Prosecutors say Collins shot himself in the leg. Leemon said someone else shot Collins.


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