Update: 11:30 PM EST (Oct. 9, 2020) — In response to the felony charges filed against him, Tory Lanez tweeted “a charge is not a conviction” on Friday (Oct. 9).
⏰ will 🗣 … and the truth will come to the light … I have all faith in God to show that … love to all my fans and people that have stayed true to me & know my heart … a charge is not a conviction . If you have supported me or meg thru this , I genuinely appreciate u .
— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) October 9, 2020
Original story below…
Tory Lanez has been charged with shooting of Megan Thee Stallion, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday (Oct. 8). Lanez, whose birth name is Daystar Peterson, was charged with one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic weapon — personal use of a firearm — and carrying a loaded unregistered gun in a vehicle.
The 28-year-old recording artist also faces a weapons allegation that he “personally inflicted great bodily injury.”
On July 12, Lanez and the Megan (who as listed as “the 24-year-old victim” in the D.A. news release) got into an argument while riding in an SUV in the Hollywood Hills. Megan attempted to exit the vehicle at which point Lanez allegedly shot “several times at her feet and wounding her.”
Last month, Lanez recently released an album denying that he shot Megan. If convicted, Lanez faces a maximum sentenced to 22 years and eight months in state prison.
His arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 13.