A$AP Rocky Arrested in Connection to November Shooting in Hollywood

A$AP Rocky, photographed during a performance in 2021. (CNN) — The entertainer known as A$AP Rocky was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday morning in connection with a shooting in Hollywood on last fall, according to a press release from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). On the night of Nov. 6, two acquaintances were arguing, the LAPD said. “The argument escalated and the suspect fired a firearm at the victim. The victim suffered a minor injury from the incident and later sought medical treatment. Following the shooting, the suspect and two other men fled the area on foot,” Los Angeles police said. “The suspect has been identified as Rakim Mayers, 33, of Los Angeles, also known as music artist A$AP Rocky,” the statement added. According to multiple reports, the artist was returning to California from Barbados, where he was on vacation. CNN has requested comment from Mayer’s representative.