Bobby Shmurda + GS9 Crew Arrested, Charges Revealed
Rapper Bobby Shmurda — whose song ‘Hot N-----’ hit No. 8 on the Billboard charts earlier this year — and members of his GS9 Crew have allegedly been arrested. XXL is reporting that the arrests took place earlier yesterday (Dec. 17) at Quad Studios in New York City. A large amount of weapons were reportedly seized from the studio.
The New York Times says that the arrests are the result of a long-standing investigation made by NYPD authorities into "street violence, shooting and drug trafficking in Brooklyn."
Twenty-one weapons were reportedly seized, and 13 people were arrested after multiple shootings were linked to group. It looks like two more people are currently being extradited from other states as more suspects are being looked into, as well. XXL goes on to report that, according to a source close to the group, the suspects charged could face years in jail if convicted, though there is no specification as to how long. You can see a photo of the alleged weapons, posted by NBC reporter Andrew Siff via Twitter, below.
Siff goes on to report that Bridget Brennan, a Special Narcotics Prosecutor, said during a press conference today (Dec. 18) that “crack supplied the funds.” Siff also reports that according to investigators, Shmurda and his crew were in possession of a “considerable” amount of guns allegedly used for “armed warfare."
The DA is currently asking for $2 million bail for Shmurda. His attorney, Howard Greenberg, said (via XXL): “It’s a bunch of bulls---. The government hates rap and by extension hates rappers. If his name was Joe Blow, they’d have given him a desk-appearance ticket or cut him loose from the precinct."
The charges for Shmurda and his crew vary wildly, reportedly range from Conspiracy in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon to Attempted Murder, Assault and Murder in the Second Degree -- just to name a few. You can see the full list of charges below, courtesy of XXL.
This is not Shmurda’s first run in with the law -- he was arrested earlier this June in Brooklyn and indicted and charged with the possession of a handgun. He was later arrested again in October for marijuana possession.
Apparently, someone has already taken to making 'Free Shmurda' T-shirts, which you can check out here.
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