Police found multiple guns at rapper A $ AP Rocky’s Los Angeles home following his recent arrest for allegedly shooting an acquaintance after an argument in Hollywood last year.
TMZ claimed law enforcement seized guns from A $ AP Rocky’s home in a raid last week where officers smashed into the gate of his LA home with a battering ram and left the house with multiple boxes.
Police are running ballistic tests on the weapons to determine if the performer, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was the triggerman in the November shooting, TMZ reported.
Couple: Rihanna and A $ AP Rocky put on a united front as they were seen for the first time since his recent arrest during an outing in Los Angeles on Saturday
Detectives leave the rapper’s house last Wednesday with what appears to be a box full of evidence
Law enforcement seized multiple guns from A $ AP Rocky’s home following a raid last week where officers were captured smashing into the gate of his LA home
Mayers’ attorneys review the search warrant authorizing the raid of his property
Law enforcement officers are pictured outside Mayers’ LA home Wednesday morning
Police will also check the guns to determine where they came from and who purchased them, TMZ reported.
The Praise the Lord hitmaker’s arrest is accused of approaching a man he knew on the street the night of November 6, then firing several shots at him.
One of the bullets reportedly grazed the victim’s left hand and he later sought medical treatment.
After the shooting, Mayers and two other men, who reportedly were walking with him, fled the scene.
Mayers was arrested on April 20, for assault with a deadly weapon. He had just landed at Los Angeles International Airport with pregnant singer Rihanna, 34, after enjoying a getaway to Barbados.
The soon-to-be father posted $ 550,000 bail and was spotted leaving jail.
Police are seen outside Mayers’ home moments after they smashed into his front gate with a battering ram, forcing it open
An officer holds a battering ram, which was used to force entry on to Mayers’ property
Police were pictured outside Mayers’ property on Wednesday. Police are running ballistic tests on weapons seized from the rapper’s home to determine if he was the triggerman in a November shooting
Rapper A $ AP Rocky posted $ 550,000 bond and was spotted leaving jail after his shock arrest last Wednesday
If convicted, Mayers could face up to one year jail time, a $ 1,000 fine and misdemeanor probation, per California Penal Code
The LAPD issued a statement saying officers’ worked diligently ‘to identify the suspect (s) involved’ and investigate the shooting.
If convicted, Mayers could face up to one year jail time, a $ 1,000 fine and misdemeanor probation, per California Penal Code. If he received a felony assault with a deadly weapon conviction, Mayers could spend up to four years in state prison, be fined up to $ 10,000 and have mandatory probation.
Last week’s incident is not Mayers’ first run-in with the law.
The rapper was arrested in Sweden in 2019 after a fight broke out on the street between his entourage and two men.
Mayers was convicted of assault, issued a suspended prison sentence and required to pay more than $ 1,000 in damages. He reportedly served a month in jail before his sentence was handed down.
The performer, raised in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, was also charged with attempted murder at 16.
Mayers, who started selling drugs as a youth, was reportedly bullied by an older man. He went to the alleged bully’s house to confront him and ended up shooting at him.
‘He tried to come at me in front of some ladies. And I was little. He was a little bit older than me, ‘Mayers said two years ago, detailing the incident on Untold Stories of Hip-Hop.
Los Angeles police issued a statement last Wednesday confirming Mayers’ arrest
Earlier this year, Mayers and his partner, singer Rihanna, announced they were expecting their first child together
Rapper A $ AP Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, had been arrested for allegedly shooting a man on a Los Angeles street last year. He was pictured days earlier in Barbados
The teen, who was carrying a gun for protection, said he thought the alleged bully was reaching for a weapon. He claimed he never intended to shoot the man.
‘I just started letting off,’ Mayers said of the confrontation. ‘I ain’t wanted to hit him. They hit me with attempted murder at first, then it kept getting dropped down. ‘
Mayers was arrested shortly after the shooting and spent time at the city’s infamous jail on Rikers Island. However, due to his age and the nature of the incident, the attempted murder charges were reduced.
Rihanna and Mayers reportedly threw a private rave-themed baby shower last Friday.
According to HipHollywood, Rihanna rescheduled her bash after the raid and arrest.
But Rihanna and Mayers made up for the initial disruption Friday night as their guests were asked to wear neon clothes. Everyone left with personalized gifts.
One of the presents handed out to the reported star-studded guestlist was a T-shirt that read: ‘I Went To Rih & Rocky’s Rave Shower And All I Got Was This Amazing Shirt.’
Rihanna, who has been lauded with her unconventional maternity fashion, donned a ‘huge fur hat’.
The couple reportedly wanted to keep the shower private. Attendees were banned from filming and were asked to lock their phones away in pouches upon arrival.
The singer, 34, revealed last month that she was in her third trimester, however she hasn’t shared her due date.
Rihanna and A $ AP Rocky escaped to the Bahamas after rumors started circulating that he had cheated on her
Rihanna and A $ AP Rocky pictured in the Bahamas. The rapper was arrested after he landed back at LAX on his way back from the trip
The pair seemed to be having the times of their lives while at her home country of Barbados. Rihanna flaunted her burgeoning baby bump in an eye-catching red ensemble, while Mayers had some fun of his own by going for a ride on a jet ski nearby.
While the rapper was cruising and beaming ear-to-ear on a Yamaha jet ski, Rihanna was watching him with binoculars from a nearby wall overlooking the water.
She has said of their relationship: ‘What I love the most about us? Transparency with everything: how we’re feeling, what our goals are, what our fears and insecurities are.
‘The vulnerability to be able to say what you feel about each other.’
Earlier this year, insiders alleged the couple is planning to wed in Barbados with the pop star lining up Prime Minister Mia Mottley, 56, as the newborn’s godmother.
A source told the Sunday Mirror: ‘Rihanna is totally smitten with A $ AP. They have a very close bond and Rihanna has always been quite traditional.
‘They will be married, for sure. She has told pals she wants to be with him forever, and he has said the same. There are no plans yet as to when the nuptials will be but it won’t be before the baby is born. She has always wanted to get married and A $ AP is her forever person. ‘