Tory Lanez has been charged with shooting Megan Thee Stallion. The rapper - real name Daystar Peterson - is accused of shooting Megan several times at her feet and wounding her. Tory Lanez, who's 28, is also charged with carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. At first Megan, whose real name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, claimed she was cut by glass, but she later posted on Instagram that she had been shot by Tory. The year-old also claimed she was scared police would start shooting if she said a gun was involved.
Rapper Tory Lanez charged in shooting of Megan Thee Stallion
Tory Lanez pleads not guilty to shooting Megan Thee Stallion - CNN
Lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley entered the plea in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom to counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle on behalf of Lanez, 28, who was not at the hearing. Lanez was told to return for a hearing Jan. If convicted, Lanez faces a maximum sentence of roughly 23 years. The Canadian rapper was charged in October after months of speculation and publicity surrounding the incident.
While Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, was arrested on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, he was not arrested for allegedly shooting Megan, real name Megan Pete. The Los Angeles Police Department reportedly had difficulties in finding witnesses who would help in their investigation. Megan, who was in the front seat, left the car. Megan insisted that rumors she had hit Lanez were bogus. According to TMZ, Megan originally told cops that she had cut her foot on glass.
Lanez, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, is facing one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and one count of carrying a loaded, concealed firearm in a vehicle, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a statement. Megan Thee Stallion says Tory Lanez shot her. Lanez, then 27, was riding in a SUV in Hollywood Hills on July 12 when he got into an argument with a year-old woman, prosecutors said in the statement. He is accused of shooting at her feet several times when she exited the car and wounding her, the statement said. Read More.