After more than three months of investigation, Tory Lanez has been charged in connection with the shooting of Megan thee Stallion.
Los Angeles District Attorney’s office has charged the Canadian rapper with one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, personal use of a firearm, and carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm in a vehicle. The charges have been leveled after an incident that took place in Hollywood Hills in July 2020.
The DA’s office also revealed that Tory, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, could face a ‘gun allegation’ and that ‘ he personally inflicted great bodily injury.’ Tory had been arrested after the incident but was only charged with possession of a firearm. Prosecutors are now pointing the finger at Tory as the man who shot Megan, leaving her with a foot injury.
Tory Lanez will be arraigned in court on October 13th, 2020. If convicted, the Luv singer will most likely spend 22 years and 8 months behind bars.
While the DA’s office did not name Megan as the victim, she spoke about the incident in August and revealed Tory as the person who shot her. Megan spoke out saying, “Yes, Tory shot me. You shot me, and you got your publicist and your people to these blogs lying, stop lying! I was never arrested, the police officers drove me to the hospital where I underwent surgery to remove the bullets,” she said, adding that she is “incredibly thankful to be alive.”
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On a track in his recently released album, Tory denies shooting Megan. The track, Money Over Fallouts, features a rap verse with Lanez saying, “Megan, people tryin’ to frame for a shootin” and “ Gotta see a couple of questions: how the f- you got shot in yo foot, it don’t hit no bones or tendons? How the f- is your team tryna’ pay me in millions?”
With details of the night still sketchy in the public domain, it remains to be seen if Tory will be found guilty or not.