22Gz is in custody for attempted murder.
The Brooklyn drill-rapper was on his way to perform at Hot 97’s Summer Jam on Sunday morning when he was arrested at JFK in connection with a shooting in March that injured three people.
The 24-year-old, whose real name is Jeffrey Alexander, is accused of opening fire and hitting three people outside the Freeze Cafe & Lounge club in Brooklyn New York Daily News. All three victims, whose injuries are not believed to be serious, identified the shooter as 22Gz.
“This shooting not only injured the victim, but put the lives of everyone in a crowded club at risk,” said 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 behavior.”
In addition to attempted murder charges, 22Gz faces second-degree assault charges and a handgun weapons charge, as well as a first-degree reckless endangerment charge.
In 2017, 22Gz was arrested in Miami and charged with killing a man in a parking dispute. He spent five months in jail, but prosecutors later dropped the charges after finding the victim was shot by someone else.
22Gz is featured with songs like “Suburban, Pt. 2″, “Twirlanta” and “Sniper Gang Freestyle”.