More details have emerged in the arrest of YMCMB rapper Cory Gunz, who was nabbed by police on Saturday (January 28) and booked on suspicion of criminal possession of a weapon, according to the NY Post.
MTV News first reported the story on Sunday after receiving confirmation of the arrest via the reality star’s father, Peter Gunz. “The details are still sketchy, but I can confirm that he was arrested with a firearm yesterday in the Bronx,” said the elder Gunz. “They caught him around 2p.m. in the afternoon with a loaded gun in his knapsack.”
Peter Gunz, of “Deja-Vu (Uptown Baby)” fame, is of the opinion that police did not follow proper protocol in the search that led to the discovery of his son’s weapon. He says an arresting officer told him that police were tipped off about Cory packing.
According to police, Gunz, government name Peter Cory Pankey, was arrested about a mile away from his Bronx home on Saturday afternoon. They were summoned to the area by a 911 call about two men fighting. The fighters fled the scene before police arrived and officers then canvassed the area surrounding Boyton and Westchester Ave., looking for men who fit the description provided by a witness.
They eventually found Gunz, whom they believed was one of the brawlers, and apprehended him. A search turned up the loaded, 9mm semiautomatic Taurus that is reportedly unlicensed. Police then booked Gunz on suspicion of criminal possession of a weapon.
“This is Cory’s first offense,” said Gunz. “But sometimes they like to make an example out of rappers and people with any kind of celebrity to them.”
After spending the weekend at The Bronx’s Central Booking on 161st Street, the younger Gunz was released from custody last night (January 29) after posting $7,500 of his $30,000 bail.
Around midnight, Cory’s Twitter account was active for the first time since the arrest as the Young Money MC confirmed his release by tweeting “Home,” before going on to address the situation and apologize to his supporters. “Lock My Body, Kan’t Trap My Mind….,” he tweeted, “I apologize to all of my Supporters, Friends and Family. Things Happen, No excuses. My only regret is letting ya’ll down… Peace.”
After his release, Gunz spoke with the New York Daily News about his arrest. “This was a big mistake on my part,” Gunz said early Monday morning. “I didn’t have any intentions of harming anyone or committing a criminal activity. So many young people look up to me and I need to fight though this.”