Brooklyn drill rapper 22Gz was arrested for his alleged involvement in a March shooting.
According to multiplereports, police apprehended 22Gz after he landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Sunday (June 12). His arrest prevented him from performing at Hot 97’s Summer Jam festival.
22Gz was charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, assault and reckless endangerment. Prosecutors accuse him of shooting three people outside of Club Freeze Café and Lounge in Brooklyn on March 6.
All three victims identified 22Gz, whose real name is Jeffrey Alexander, as the shooter. Two of the victims, ages 21 and 29, were hit by bullets in their legs. A 31-year-old man was also struck in the foot.
“This shooting not only wounded the victim but endangered the lives of everyone in a crowded club,” Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez told TMZ. “Senseless gang rivalries fuel much of the gun violence in our communities and I remain committed to vigorously prosecuting anyone who engages in this criminal conduct.”
A grand jury indicted 22Gz on Monday (June 13). His bail was set $500,000. His attorney Stacey Richman said her client’s expected to post bond on Tuesday (June 14).
“I look forward to evaluating the evidence and to our day in court,” Richman told the New York Daily News.