Two Men Arrested in Connection to Shooting of 6ix9ine’s Bodyguard
On Friday night, (Oct. 26) a member of 6ix9ine's team was shot outside of Chinese-fusion restaurant Philippe Chow. Now police are saying they have apprehended Zachary Bunce and Faheem Walter, two 6ix9ine associates identified as suspects in connection to the incident.
The incident began unfolding when friends of 6ix9ine attempted to dine with the rapper at the high-end eatery. 6ix9ine had apparently been invited to dinner with 10K Projects exec Elliot Grainge, but his friends were not allowed in. A private security guard denied them access and the rapper, born Daniel Hernandez, left the scene. Later on his crew, which included Bunce and Tekashi's bodyguard Walter, began attacking the armed guard.
On ABC7, Deputy Inspector Kathleen Walsh from the NYPD 19th Precinct reports: "These males came back a short time later and struck one of the private security guards over the head with a chair. This security guard produced a licensed handgun and fired two times, striking one of the individuals in the torso."
Walter was struck by the guard and later taken to the hospital to be treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Him and Bunce have both been charged with gang assault.
6ix9ine was meeting with Grainge to celebrate his avoidance of jail time. Earlier that day, the Brooklyn rhymer received four years probation for a sexual misconduct case stemming back from 2015. 6ix9ine also has to serve 1,000 hours of community service after violating the terms of his plea agreement.
The investigation into Friday's incident is ongoing. Reports state 6ix9ine "likely did nothing wrong."
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