PATERSON, N.J. - Pictures have surfaced Sunday and Monday on social media, of people posing for pictures wearing Fetty Wap's signature "1738" chain confirming reports that the rapper was robbed as part of an altercation which left one member of the rapper's entourage with assault charges.
Monday morning police announced charges against Raheem Morris for aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Morris is a member 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 fire arm inside of 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, and shots fired.
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 victims were immediately transported to nearby St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment, while a third victim arrived a short time later in a private vehicle.
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".