Authorities have announced that charges against young rapper C Blu, who is suspected of shooting an NYPD officer during a brawl in the Bronx earlier this year, have been dropped.
The City Law Department said Friday that the gun and assault case against 16-year-old suspected gang member and rapper Camrin Williams, whose stage name is C Blu, “cannot be prosecuted.”
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Williams was indicted earlier in January after it was reported that he shot 27-year-old officer Kaseem Pennant in the leg while on parole for a firearms lawsuit.
In February, Bronx Supreme Court Judge Denis Boyle set Williams’ bond at $250,000, investing that money in an advance he allegedly earned after signing a recording contract with Interscope Records.
Williams was taken back to juvenile court a week after he was released on bail for breaking his parole.
Williams’ luck turned this week, when his most recent lawsuit was dismissed
According to the Legal Department, “just because the city can’t sue doesn’t mean this man shouldn’t be carrying an illegal gun—a gun that contributed to the shooting of both himself and an officer.”
“Under the Family Court Act, the case is currently sealed and we cannot say anything more on the matter.”
The decision to drop the charges against Williams was deemed “nonsense” by Patrick J. Lynch, president of the NYPD Police Benevolent Association.
“Any New Yorker who wants to buy illegal firearms off our streets should be outraged by this ridiculous decision.” This is arguably the second time this person has been caught carrying an illegal firearm. If criminals like him face no consequences even after shooting an officer, we must wonder: Why is he sending us to collect guns?
After police reacted to the loud crowd in Lorillard Place on January 19, Williams’ pistol went off as he grappled with the officer, according to police.
Authorities say he was previously detained in the Bronx in May 2020, at the age of 14, for possession of a Tauris pistol.