UPDATE: Troy Ave has been formally indicted for attempted murder.
Prosecutors for the Manhattan courts have formally indicted Troy Ave for attempted murder as well as a pair of felony weapons charges according to online court records, Pitchfork reports.
Though the rapper was already charged last month and plead not guilty, the indictment means the courts have found there is enough evidence for the case to proceed. Troy Ave is currently being held without bail until his next court date on June 22.
The rapper will be held without bail over the shooting at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza .
The Brooklyn rapper, born Roland Collins, was shot in the leg during a gunfight which killed his bodyguard, Banga, and injured two more.
Appearing in court on Monday in a wheelchair, Collins was charged with attempted murder on the strength of a security camera video that showed a man the police identified as him firing a weapon, reports the New York Times.
An eight-second clip of the video released last Thursday shows Collins bursting through the door of a V.I.P. room onto a balcony before firing a shot. The police said a fistfight had broken out in one of the V.I.P. rooms a few minutes earlier. A video from inside the room posted by TMZ shows a group of men trying to break up a fight followed by three shots.
It is alleged that Collins went on the rampage because of a feud with Maino, who was opening the show. Maino’s girlfriend, model Maggie Carrie Heckstall, was one of the other two injured in the shooting. HipHopDX reports that Heckstall now plans to sue those involved in the shooting, and has also named the New York Police Department in her filing, saying she is being “treated more like a criminal than an innocent victim”.