MTV reports that Fabolous was shot and then arrested in NY. After leaving a party at Diddy restaurant Justin’s he took a shot to the thigh by an unidentified assailant. Fabolous and his crew fled the scene running red lights along the way and attracting the attention of NYPD responding to reports that shots were fired. Upon being pulled over officers found unregistered firearms and arrested all four members of the vehicle.
Fabolous is in stable condition. Neither the shooter nor motive have been identified.
a bizarre sequence of events, New York rapper Fabolous was shot in the
leg early Tuesday morning (October 17) as he stood in a Manhattan
parking garage, was arrested and then transported to a hospital for
Fabolous (born JohnJackson) was shot once in the right thigh by
an unidentified man who approached the MC and three members of his crew
and opened fire shortly after the group left an NFL Players’ event at
Diddy’s downtown restaurant, Justin’s, according to New York Police
Department spokesperson Sergeant Mike Wysokowski.
Following the hail of gunfire, Fabolous and the other three men hopped
into a white Dodge Magnum and sped away, running a red light one block
away from the scene of the shooting, which attracted the attention of
police responding to the call of shots fired. Wysokowski said the
officers stopped the car found two unlicensed, loaded guns — a 9mm and
.40 caliber handgun — during a search, which led to the arrest of all
four men. Charges have not yet been filed, but Wysokowski said they
will likely include criminal possession of a weapon.
As police continue to search for the shooter, Fabolous was taken to a
local hospital for treatment and was in stable condition. A Def Jam
Records spokesperson could not be reached for comment at press time.
In March 2003, Fabolous was arrested and charged with criminal weapons
possession after police stopped a van he was riding in and found a
loaded 9mm gun. At the time, the rapper said he planned to sue the city
for $5 million after for what he claimed was damage to his career (see “Fabolous Plans To Sue New York For False Arrest”);
one of his bodyguards later provided proof of ownership for the gun.
Wysokowski explained that in New York anyone found in a vehicle with
unlicensed firearms is considered to be “in possession” of that firearm.
Story courtesy of MTV.com.