Tory Lanez is facing two felony charges in the shooting involving Megan Thee Stallion.
On Thursday (Oct. 8), the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that the 28-year-old rapper, born Daystar Peterson, has been charged with one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm — personal use of a firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. He also faces a gun allegation and that he personally inflicted great bodily injury.
The charges follow a dispute involving Tory and Megan, who is referred to as a “female friend,” while riding in an SUV in the Hollywood Hills on July 12. Tory is accused of shooting her several times in the feet as she was exiting the vehicle.
If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 22 years and eight months in state prison. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 13.
During an Instagram live stream, Megan accused Tory of shooting her. “Yes, this ni**a Tory shot me. You shot me. And you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying and shit. Stop lying. Why lie? I don’t understand,” she said.
Tory denied the allegations on his album DAYSTAR.
Read the statement from Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office from below;
“The rap artist known as Tory Lanez has been charged with assaulting a female friend in the Hollywood Hills earlier this year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.
Daystar Peterson aka Tory Lanez (dob 7/27/92) was charged today in case BA490599 with one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm – personal use of a firearm – and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. The defendant also faces a gun allegation and that he personally inflicted great bodily injury.
His arraignment is scheduled for October 13 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.
Deputy District Attorney Kathy Ta of the Family Violence Division is prosecuting the case.
On July 12, the defendant and the 24-year-old victim got into an argument while riding in an SUV in the Hollywood Hills. The victim exited the vehicle and Peterson is accused of shooting several times at her feet and wounding her.
If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of 22 years and eight months in state prison.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Division.”