Troy Ave Is Suing Irving Plaza and Live Nation for Poor Security During Concert Shooting
Last month, Troy Ave was released on $500,000 bond following a shoot out at a T.I. concert in May that left the rapper's friend and security guard Ronald “Banga” McPhatter dead. Troy had been held in custody for weeks without bail and is being charged with attempted murder and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon, but today, PIX11 is reporting that the rapper has filed a lawsuit against Irving Plaza, the venue where the shooting took place, for the poor security measures that allowed for a gun to enter the venue.
The lawsuit will allege that Irving Plaza and Live Nation, who operates the club, demonstrated such lax security measures so as to allow the conditions for the shooting to place. Surveillance video from the evening shows Troy firing a weapon, though who or what he hit, if anything, is not yet known. One of Troy’s attorneys, John Stella, is arguing in court that Troy took the gun away from the man who killed McPhatter and shot back in self-defense. Troy was shot in the leg on the night of the shooting, and he spent time in the prison’s infirmary unit. He left a July 11 courtroom in a wheelchair.
As part of his bail, the rapper is prohibited from leaving the city, had to turn in his passport, and was forbidden from entering clubs, bars, arenas or stadiums. We will continue to update this story as it pertains to Troy's lawsuit and pending case as news develops.
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