In the latest updates surround the shooting at Irving Plaza last week at a T.I concert, Troy Ave says he is actually a victim in the whole situation.
If you recall, Ave was seen on camera firing shots from backstage into the crowd that killed one and injured many others, including Troy himself.
While he’s been formally charged with attempted murder in the shooting, which killed his body guard Ronald McPhatter, Ave says he’s not at all responsible for the entire ordeal.
Requesting $50,000 bail, Troy and his team have stressed his clear criminal record, though Judge Ushir Pandit-Durant has denied that request and ordered him to be held without bail until his trial.
Still, Ave’s team is already fighting to maintain his innocence, saying:
“What really happened here is Mr. Collins here is the real victim,” Leemon said. “The person who was killed at this event, he died a hero. He (McPhatter) was his bodyguard. He wasn’t shot by Mr. Collins. He was a lifelong friend.”
Saying that the video shows bits and pieces of what actually occurred in the club, they hope to be able to paint a more clear and accurate picture of the night’s events to show Troy did not start the shoot-out:
“This 11 seconds of video that the NYPD released, it doesn’t say what happened before, it doesn’t say what happened after. The scientific evidence will show he didn’t shoot himself. This was another rush to judgement.”