American rapper 22Gz was arrested earlier this week and charged with attempted second-degree murder.
As can be found on the New York City Department of Corrections website, the Brooklyn drill rapper was taken into custody by the police after touching down at the John F. Kennedy airport on Sunday. The bond has been posted at $500,000.
Per a report in the New York Post, 22Gz, real name Jeffrey Alexander, faces charges relating to a shooting in March that took place inside a party hall in Marine Park, Brooklyn, where a man suffered a gunshot to his left foot. The victim gave NYPD officers a description of the suspected assailant before being taken to Brookdale University Hospital to receive treatment.
“This shooting not only wounded the victim, but endangered the lives of everyone in a crowded club,” Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez wrote on Twitter. “Senseless gang rivalries fuel much of the gun violence in our communities and I remain committed to vigorously prosecuting anyone who engages in this criminal conduct.”
The police have also disclosed that 22Gz, 24-years-old, has been charged with second-degree assault, two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment in addition to the attempted murder charge. He was indicted at Brooklyn Supreme Court this Monday and is expected to post bond with the assistance of a bondsman.
This is not the first time that 22Gz has fallen foul of the law, he has had numerous high-profile scrapes over the years. Back in 2017, he was accused of killing a man in a fight over a parking spot in Miami Beach. Prosecutors eventually dropped the charges, but the rapper did serve a short jail sentence before being released.
Then in 2018, he was charged with possession of a weapon, marijuana and trespassing when he was caught with a taser and a large quantity of weed in a Brooklyn basement.