Troy Ave's lawyer says the video of Troy Ave shooting doesn't tell the entire story of what really happened.
Troy Ave was released from the hospital this afternoon after appearing in a Manhattan court for last week’s incident at Irving Plaza, where 3 people were wounded & 1 was pronounced dead after gunfire opened up in the VIP room. According to NY Daily News, Troy Ave, who’s real name is Roland Collins, pleaded not guilty to his attempted murder charges on Monday and was remanded without bail.
According to Troy's lawyer, Scott Lemon, he’s the true victim in all of this, and NOT the assailant. Lemon says there’s much more to the story than the video that surfaced tells.
"What really happened here is Mr. Collins here is the real victim,” Leemon said. “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."
Troy Ave will be held without bail until his trial. We'll continue to provide you with updates as information becomes available.