On June 9, Troy Ave was indicted on charges connected to the May 25 shooting at Irving Plaza. Troy Ave chose not to be present for the hearing, but a grand jury decided there was enough evidence for the case to proceed.
Troy Ave was charged with attempted murder and two felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held without bail at Rikers Island. Police reportedly found three guns in the van that took Troy Ave to the hospital. One of them has reportedly been identified as the murder weapon that killed Troy Ave’s friend and bodyguard, Ronald “Banga” McPhatter. Troy Ave’s lawyer Scott Leemon said his client is innocent, and that Troy Ave didn’t shoot himself or McPhatter.
The case has been moved from Manhattan Criminal Court to Manhattan Supreme Court, the same court where Bobby Shmurda is awaiting trial for weapons and conspiracy charges. He is set to appear in court July 7 for arraignment.
Source: New York Post