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Posted: March 29, 2017

The Latest: Court appearance in 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. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
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. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

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            The Latest: Court appearance in 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 '1738' pendant.

            The Latest: Court appearance in 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.

The Associated Press

PATERSON, N.J. —

The Latest on a shooting in New Jersey involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap (all times local):

3:45 P.M.

A hip-hop promoter arrested after a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown has made his initial court appearance on an armed robbery charge.

Passaic (puh-SAY'-ihk) County prosecutors say Raheem Thomas had a handgun and hollow-point bullets when he was arrested on the armed robbery charge so he's also facing weapons charges and a count of receiving stolen property.

Thomas didn't enter a plea during his brief court appearance Wednesday. Defense lawyer Greyson Hannigan says Thomas will enter his plea during a pretrial detention hearing scheduled for next week.

The shooting happened Sunday on a street outside a Paterson deli. Police say Fetty Wap and several friends had become involved in a heated altercation with another group inside the deli. Three people were wounded. Fetty Wap was OK.

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2:25 p.m.

Another man is facing charges after a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown.

Passaic County prosecutors say 34-year-old Sylvester Huffin has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and three weapons charges. The Paterson man faces several decades in prison if convicted on all counts.

The shooting happened early Sunday on the street outside a Paterson deli. Police say Fetty Wap and several friends had become involved in a heated altercation with another group inside the deli. Three people were wounded, but Fetty Wap was OK.

It wasn't known Wednesday if Huffin has retained an attorney.

Authorities had announced earlier Wednesday that a hip-hop promoter arrested after the shooting is also facing an armed robbery charge.

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11:05 a.m.

A hip-hop promoter arrested after a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown is also facing an armed robbery charge.

Passaic County prosecutors say Raheem Thomas had a handgun and hollow point bullets when he was arrested on the armed robbery charge, so he's also facing weapons charges and a count of receiving stolen property.

Thomas is due to appear in court Wednesday. It's unclear if he's retained an attorney.

The shooting happened early Sunday on the street outside a Paterson deli. Police say Fetty Wap and several friends had become involved in a heated altercation with another group inside the deli. Three people were wounded, but Fetty Wap was OK.

Thomas is also charged with aggravated assault and having a gun after previously being convicted of a felony.


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