Brooklyn-based rapper Troy Ave was arrested in connection with the shootings that took place during an I.T. concert at Irving Plaza concert hall Wednesday night, Police Commissioner William Bratton told NY1.
The department released a video capturing a few moments of the shooting, but told the station that the man seen firing the gun on video was the hip-hop artist.
According to the New York Daily News, Ave will face charges of reckless endangerment and illegal weapons possession, and — pending the results of a ballistics test—might face a murder charge.
Police said the shooting began when an argument broke out between rival groups associated with rappers Maino and Troy Ave. Maino and another rapper, Uncle Murda, were performing before an audience of about 1,000 when gunfire erupted at about 10:15 p.m.
Ave reportedly accidentally shot himself in the leg, while 33-year-old Ronald McPhatter was fatally wounded.
Two other people were struck by bullets in the melee and were taken to Bellevue Hospital.
Gunshots just went off at the T.I concert, never been so scared in my life pic.twitter.com/rn0CjpAuaU
— Marco (@markygeezy) May 26, 2016
T.I. posted a condolence message on his Twitter account Thursday night.
Rest In Peace Bro. God bless. pic.twitter.com/Vq6qFnq5bC
— T.I. (@Tip) May 26, 2016
The police are still asking anyone who can identify “any suspects, witnesses or additional victims depicted in the attached video in regards to this incident” to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
You can also submit a tip by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577.