Troy Ave was released from the hospital today after recovering from last week’s gun shot wound to the leg. He was wheeled into Manhattan criminal court where he plead not guilty and held without bail.
According to Assistant DA Christine Keenan three guns were recovered from the van that drove Ave to the hospital. Ballistics confirm one of the weapons was used in the shooting at shooting
Though the investigation is on-going, his lawyer, Scott Leemon, says Troy was victim and not the assailant. His next court date is June 9.
“What really happened here is Mr. Collins here is the real victim. The person who was killed at this event, he died a hero. He (McPhatter) was his bodyguard. He wasn’t shot by Mr. Collins. He was a lifelong friend. This 11 seconds of video that the NYPD released, it doesn’t say what happened before, it doesn’t say what happened after. The scientific evidence will show he didn’t shoot himself. This was another rush to judgement. In this case he’s the victim and should be treated like the victim.