A$AP Rocky Arrested in Connection With Shooting Investigation: Report

A$AP Rocky Arrested in Connection With Shooting Investigation: Report

The rapper has reportedly been under investigation by the LAPD for a previously unreported November 6 shooting. He was reportedly detained at Los Angeles International Airport after arriving on a private plane traveling from Barbados.

April 20, 2022

AAP Rocky in a suit

Rakim Athelaston Mayers aka A$AP Rocky, April 2022 (Prince Williams/Wireimage)

A$AP Rocky has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in connection with a previously unreported 2021 shooting, TMZ and NBC News report. The rapper reportedly arrived at LAX on a private plane traveling from Barbados before he was detained by law enforcement officials earlier today. The Los Angeles Police Department arrested Rocky with assistance from Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations team, according to NBC News.

According to NBC News, Rocky has been under investigation by the LAPD for the November 6 shooting. According to police reports viewed by NBC News, the shooting victim reportedly told police that Rocky, who was walking with two other people, approached him on the street while holding a handgun. The victim alleged that Rocky shot at him three to four times, and he believed that one of the bullets grazed his left hand.

Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for A$AP Rocky and the Los Angeles Police Department for further information and comment.

Updated: April 20, 2022 — 11:16 pm