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Posted: March 29, 2017

Man faces more charges after shooting involving Fetty Wap

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, Rapper Fetty Wap performs in concert at Pier 36 in New York. Hip-hop promoter Raheem Thomas was arrested after a shooting Sunday, March 26, 2017, involving Fetty Wap in Paterson, N.J. Thomas is also facing an armed robbery charge, according to Passaic County prosecutors. A photo posted to Thomas' Instagram account showed a masked man wearing what appears to be Fetty Wap's signature
FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, Rapper Fetty Wap performs in concert at Pier 36 in New York. Hip-hop promoter Raheem Thomas was arrested after a shooting Sunday, March 26, 2017, involving Fetty Wap in Paterson, N.J. Thomas is also facing an armed robbery charge, according to Passaic County prosecutors. A photo posted to Thomas' Instagram account showed a masked man wearing what appears to be Fetty Wap's signature "1738" pendant. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

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            Man faces more charges after shooting involving Fetty Wap
This undated photo provided by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office in Paterson, N.J., shows hip-hop promoter Raheem Thomas. Prosecutors said that Thomas, who was arrested after a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap on Sunday, March 26, 2017, is also facing an armed robbery charge.

            Man faces more charges after shooting involving Fetty Wap
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Fetty Wap arrives at the 2016 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Authorities have made an arrest stemming from a Sunday, March 26, 2017, shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown of Paterson, leaving several people wounded. Investigators said the rapper and several friends became involved in a heated altercation with another group. Officials said the rapper was not hurt.

The Associated Press

PATERSON, N.J. —

Two more arrests have been made in connection with a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his hometown.

Raheem Thomas, a hip-hop promoter who initially was arrested on aggravated assault and weapons charges after the shooting occurred in Paterson early Sunday, will now also face an armed robbery charge, the Passaic County prosecutor's office said Wednesday.

Thomas had a handgun and hollow-point bullets when he was arrested on the armed robbery charge, authorities said, so he's also facing weapons charges and a count of receiving stolen property. The Paterson resident is CEO and owner of Muscle Team Entertainment, a company that promotes hip-hop.

Prosecutors did not immediately specify who was robbed, what was taken or why Thomas was charged with receiving stolen property.

Thomas did not enter a plea during his brief court appearance Wednesday. His lawyer, Greyson Hannigan, said he will enter his plea during a pretrial detention hearing scheduled for next week.

Another Paterson man, Sylvester Huffin, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and three weapons charges, prosecutors announced later Wednesday. He faces several decades in prison if convicted on all counts. He was in custody and couldn't be reached for comment, and it was unclear if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf. A date for his initial court appearance has not been scheduled, prosecutors said.

The shooting happened early Sunday on a street outside a Paterson deli. Police said Fetty Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, and several friends had become involved in a heated altercation with another group inside the deli. Three people were wounded, but Fetty Wap wasn't injured.

A photo posted this weekend to Thomas' Instagram account showed a masked man wearing what appears to be Fetty Wap's signature "1738" pendant.

"Just to set the record straight, I personally didn't take (Fetty Wap's) chain," Thomas posted.

Fetty Wap's crew in New Jersey is known as the Remy Boyz 1738, named for the Remy Martin 1738 brand of cognac.

Thomas in January also posted a rap song and video on YouTube that was disrespectful of Fetty Wap.


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