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Troy Ave has issued a statement with his lawyer in the latest developments in his Irving Plaza shooting.

Ave is currently out on bond awaiting trial for his role in a May 2016 shooting at Irving Plaza in New York City that left three people, including himself, injured and his close friend and bodyguard Ronald McPhatter dead. He has claimed innocence and self-defense and things appeared to be going in his favor when Hip-Hop media personality Taxstone was arrested on federal gun charges after authorities found that the murder weapon had his DNA on it.

This week, Troy released a statement with his lawyer applauding the efforts of police to find the truth behind what happened.

Per HotNewHipHop:

I view the charges brought today before the SDNY as a positive step in the direction of true justice for what occurred at Irving Plaza that night. As we have said since May 26, 2016, Roland Collins (Troy Ave) did not enter Irving Plaza with a handgun the night of the TI concert. He was not responsible for the four shots fired inside the Green Room that took the life of his dear friend (Ronald) McPhatter, and caused injury to him and two other innocent bystanders.

To let Troy Ave’s lyrics tell it, he took the gun from whoever the shooter was and began busting back at them in self-defense. Security cameras caught him shooting in a crowded room, so he still has that to deal with on top of being charged with attempted murder and criminal weapons possession.

Taxstone is still in jail after his bail was initially granted, but later denied.

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