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Member of Fetty Wap's Entourage Charged After Paterson Deli Shooting With Rapper Present

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Fetty Wap performs in free Back to School concert in Paterson, NJ Credits: Mizar Hameid
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PATERSON, NJ - On Monday morning police announced charges against Raheem Morris for aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Morris is a remember of hometown rap star (Willie Maxwell) Fetty Wap's entourage and was identified by police as the actor who assaulted one of the victims with a firearm inside Montclair Deli on Montclair Avenue. The incident spilled into the street when shots were fired and at 5 a.m. on Sunday, police were dispatched to the deli on in response to a fight that broke out.

On arrival police found a 34-year-old male victim with a wound to his lower leg. A second male victim was located three blocks away with a gunshot wound to his torso. Both were transported to St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment, while a third victim arrived a short time later in a private vehicle.

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Sources say the scuffle was part of an attempted robbery of Maxwell although police declined to confirm that in their report.

Police director Jerry Speziale commended his department saying, "The special investigations unit pulled out all stops and vigorously pursued this investigation through the weekend."

 

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