Troy Ave indicted for attempted murder for shooting at Irving Plaza
An indictment containing the charges against the rapper, Troy Ave, 33, whose real name is Roland Collins, will be filed within two weeks, Christine Keenan, the prosecutor, said during a hearing in criminal court in Manhattan on Thursday. The charges will be made public on June 22, when Mr. Collins is scheduled to be arraigned in State Supreme Court.
The indictment is expected to shed light on how strong a case the district attorney’s office has against Mr. Collins, who was arrested on charges of attempted murder and criminal weapons possession after the May 25 shooting at Irving Plaza, a concert hall near Union Square. He is being held without bail at the Rikers Island jail complex.
Troy also recently released the Free Troy Ave mixtape on which he claims his innocence: "I’m innocent. Unless they charging me with being real from the very beginning, I’m innocent."