On attempted murder charges, 22Gz is being held in jail.
The Brooklyn drill rapper was arrested at JFK airport on his way to play at Hot 97’s Summer Jam on Sunday morning in connection with a March shooting that left three people injured. According to the New York Daily News, the 24-year-real old’s name is Jeffrey Alexander, and he is accused of shooting three individuals outside Club Freeze Cafe & Lounge in Brooklyn. The gunman was recognized by all three victims as 22Gz, despite their injuries not being considered critical.
“This shooting not only wounded the victim, but endangered the lives of everyone in a crowded club,” stated Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. “Senseless gang rivalries fuel much of the gun violence in our communities and I remain committed to vigorously prosecuting anyone who engages in this criminal conduct.”
22Gz is charged with attempted murder, 2nd-degree assault, and weapons charges for a pistol, as well as 1st-degree reckless endangerment. The rapper was arrested in Miami in 2017 and accused of murdering a guy over a parking place dispute. He was sentenced to five months in prison, but the charges were later withdrawn after it was determined that the victim was shot by someone else.