Rapper Pleads Not Guilty to Deadly Shooting at TI Concert

Rapper Troy Ave was arraigned Monday in the shooting during a hip-hop concert featuring artist T.I. that killed one person and injured three others

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A rapper charged in a deadly shooting at a New York City concert hall has pleaded not guilty.

Rapper Troy Ave was arraigned Monday in the shooting during a hip-hop concert featuring artist T.I. that killed one person and injured three others on Wednesday night.

Troy Ave's real name is Roland Collins. He was arraigned on charges including attempted murder.

After ballistics tests, Collins' charges could be upgraded to murder in the death of 30-year-old Ronald McPhatter.

Prosecutors said Collins recklessly fired a gun five times in a crowded venue with no concern about the consequences.

But Collins' lawyer, Scott Leemon, said McPhatter was not shot by Collins.

Prosecutors say Collins shot himself in the leg. Leemon said someone else shot Collins.

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