Rapper accused of shooting police officer has charges dropped


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Charges against a 16-year-old rapper accused of shooting a New York police officer earlier this year have been dropped, officials say.

The New York City Legal Department said in a statement Friday that 16-year-old Camrin Williams “cannot be sued,” but did not elaborate.

Williams, who goes by the stage name C Blu, was facing charges after allegedly shooting NYPD officer Kaseem Pennant in the leg in January.

The teenager allegedly accidentally shot Pennant after the two got into a fight, and Williams tried to flee. The weapon discharged and struck Williams in the groin before exiting his thigh and striking the officer.

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An NYPD officer shoots suspect Camrin Williams.
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Cops were responding to a disorderly crowd when Williams approached a white vehicle and put his hands in his pockets, police said, according to the New York Post. The police asked the teenager to show his hands, but he refused, which led to the fight.

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Cops were responding to a disorderly crowd when Williams approached a white vehicle and put his hands in his pockets, police said, according to the New York Post. The police asked the teenager to show his hands, but he refused, which led to the fight.

Cops were responding to a disorderly crowd when Williams approached a white vehicle and put his hands in his pockets, police said, according to the New York Post. The police asked the teenager to show his hands, but he refused, which led to the fight.
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The teenager was already on probation for possession of firearms when the shooting happened. The gun possession case was resumed in May 2020, when Williams was just 14 years old.

The teenager posted $250,000 bond in late January using money from a record company he had signed with Interscope Records a few months earlier.

NYPD officer Kaseem Pennant was shot in the leg in January.

NYPD officer Kaseem Pennant was shot in the leg in January.
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But a week after Williams posted bail, he was back in juvenile court after a family court hearing determined he violated probation in his firearms possession case. fire by allegedly possessing a gun and shooting the NYPD officer.

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And the city’s legal department now says Williams’ shooting case involving the cop is dropped.

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“Just because the city can’t prosecute doesn’t mean this individual should have been carrying an illegal weapon – a weapon that helped get him and an officer shot,” the legal department said. in a press release. “In accordance with the Family Court Act, the case is now closed and we are unable to comment further on the matter.”


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