Fees have been dropped towards the teenage rapper accused of capturing an NYPD officer throughout a scuffle within the Bronx earlier this yr, officers confirmed.
The gun and assault case towards Camrin Williams, a 16-year-old reputed gangbanger and rapper who goes by the stage identify C Blu, “can’t be prosecuted,” the town Legislation Division mentioned in a Friday assertion, with out elaborating.
Williams had been going through the costs after allegedly capturing 27-year-old cop Kaseem Pennant within the leg in January whereas he was on probation for a previous gun case.
Bronx Supreme Court docket Justice Denis Boyle set the up-and-coming rapper’s bond at $250,000, in February, which Williams posted, reportedly with an advance he acquired after signing a recording contract with Interscope Information.
One week after he made bail, Williams was hauled again into juvenile court docket for violating his probation.
However Williams’ fortunes modified this week when his newest case was dropped.
“Simply because the town can’t prosecute doesn’t imply this particular person ought to have been carrying an unlawful weapon — a weapon which contributed to each him and an officer being shot,” the Legislation Division mentioned in an announcement.
“Pursuant to Household Court docket Legislation, the case is now sealed and we’re unable to say extra concerning the matter.”
NYPD Police Benevolent Affiliation President Patrick J. Lynch referred to as the choice to drop the costs towards Williams “absurd.”
“This absurd resolution ought to outrage each New Yorker who needs to get unlawful weapons off our streets. There isn’t any dispute that this particular person was caught carrying an unlawful gun for the second time. If perps like this face completely no penalties, even after capturing a cop, we’ve got to ask: why hassle sending us out to get the weapons in any respect?”
In accordance with police, Williams’ gun went off whereas he was tussling with the officer after cops responded to a disorderly crowd on Lorillard Place on January 19.
Williams — a member of the Reywey Crew, a subset of the Crips – stepped towards a white automotive and put his palms in his pockets, cops mentioned. When police requested him to indicate his palms, he refused, which led to the wrestle.
He was beforehand arrested within the Bronx in Might 2020, when he was simply 14, for possession of a Tauris firearm, authorities mentioned.