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Rapper Roddy Ricch arrested for firearm in New York


NEW YORK — Roddy Ricch is facing firearms charges after being arrested on his way to a concert on Saturday night.

Police say the 23-year-old rapper was arriving at Citi Field on Saturday evening when a private security company operating a checkpoint noticed a firearm in the vehicle he was in. Los Angeles-based Ricch was scheduled to perform at the Governors Ball Music Festival.

A loaded firearm was recovered from the car with nine rounds and a high-capacity magazine, police said.

Police charged Ricch, real name Rodrick Moore, and two other men in the car — Michael Figueroa, 46, of Brooklyn, and Carlos Collins, 57, of Eastchester, New York — with criminal possession of a weapon, possession of a large capacity ammunition feeder and unlawful possession of the device.

Messages seeking comment were left at Ricch’s booking agency and record company on Sunday. It was not immediately clear whether he had retained an attorney who could comment on the charges.

ABC News

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