Rapper Tory Lanez charged in shooting of Megan Thee Stallion
Canadian rapper and singer Tory Lanez was charged Thursday with shooting Megan Thee Stallion, Los Angeles County prosecutors said.
Lanez, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, is facing one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and one count of carrying a loaded, concealed firearm in a vehicle, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a statement.
Lanez, then 27, was riding in an
SUV in Hollywood Hills on July 12 when he got into an argument with a 25-year-old woman, prosecutors said in the statement. He is accused of shooting at her feet several times when she exited the car and wounding her, the statement said.
Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, is identified as "Megan P" in the criminal complaint.