Tory Lanez, a Canadian rapper, has been charged with shooting Megan Thee Stallion, a fellow star, some months ago following a dispute inside his SUV.
Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, is accused of shooting the 25-year-old in both feet after the duo left a house party in Hollywood Hills in July.
According to the Los Angeles county district attorney’s office, the rapper was charged on Thursday with one felony count each of assault with semiautomatic firearm – personal use of a firearm – and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle.
The defendant also faces a gun allegation and that he personally inflicted great bodily injury.
His arraignment is expected to hold on October 13, at the Foltz Criminal Justice Centre in Los Angeles. If convicted on both charges, Lanez could face a maximum sentence of 22 years and eight months in state prison.
Speaking on the incident, Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, had said she was “extremely grateful to be alive”.
She had also described it as a “traumatic night”.
“I suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me,” she had said.
“I was never arrested, the police officers drove me to the hospital where l underwent surgery to remove the bullets.
“I’m incredibly grateful to be alive and that I’m expected to make a full recovery, but it was important for me to clarify the details about this traumatic night.”
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