byÂ Charlotte Hassan
Bail date is set for July 1stâ€¦
OnÂ June 22ndÂ Troy Ave (aka Roland Collins) attended a Manhattan courtroom in aÂ wheelchair, the first public appearance from the rapper since he was charged with attempted murder on May 31st. Â The District Attorneyâ€™s Office handed Collins the indictment: one count of second degree attempted murder and fourÂ counts of second degree criminal possession of a weapon, to which Collins pleaded not guilty.
Last monthÂ at a T.I. concert, a gunman opened fire at Irving Plaza right before T.I. was due to perform on stage, creating major chaos. Â The gunman opened fire in the VIP area, and in the end, the New York rapper Troy Ave retaliated after his bodyguard Ronald McPhatter was shot and killed. Â When the smoke settled, there was one fatality and three others injured, including Troy Ave himself who was left with a wound to the leg.
Troy Ave attorneys Scott Lemon andÂ John Stella insisted that their client â€˜is the real victimâ€™ as he only acted in self-defense . Â â€œWe made a bail proposal to the District Attorney and we need to provide them with additional documents,â€ Lemon stated. Â â€œThis is a case where [Troy] was a victimâ€¦and he should be let out on bail and treated like a victim.â€