Police in the Bronx arrested Drill rapper Dougie B after a shot was fired outside the courthouse where he was going to court.
Several people were arrested Thursday after a shot was fired across the street from Bronx Supreme Court, Dougie B's lawyer says.
It was just one day after he was filming a music video with Cardi B in the Boogie Down. He was arrested.
There was a shot fired near the E. 161st St. parking lot just before 1 p.m. as lawyers and many court employees were getting ready for lunch.
Several people were taken into custody by court officers who ran through the street, the court spokesman told the New York Daily News. At least four people were put in handcuffs and taken away from the scene. Dawn Florio, a lawyer, said that Dougie B was one of the people who had their hands tied.
After a group of men started fighting in the parking lot, a man shot and killed one of them. There was a man in black with a gun and he shot the other group. A reporter for the News saw what happened.
As far as we know, it isn't clear what happened.
At 2:15 p.m., Dougie B was supposed to be in Bronx Supreme Court for a drug case. When the shot was fired, Dougie B was taken into custody. The video of his arrest was shown.
A court officer handcuffed Howard and three other men outside a gray car with its doors open. There were more than a dozen police officers around the two men, who were taken to the ground.
In at least two places, court officers had their guns drawn. One of them pointed his pistol at one of the suspects and pointed it sideways.
One person said, "That's Dougie B!"
Dougie B yelled at a police officer as he sat in the street with his hands tied.
It isn't clear what charges, if any, the "Kill Em With Kindness" rapper will be charged with.
Twitter posts show that the rising music star was in the Bronx on Wednesday making a rap video with Cardi B, who was also there.
They even talked on the phone with another Bronx drill rapper, Kay Flock, who is in jail for murder.
No one was hurt in the shooting on Thursday, and no charges were filed right away.
After a hearing in Family Court for another drill rapper, C Blu, there was a lot of chaos. In Bronx Family Court, the 16-year-old rapper has not been formally charged. This comes after cops tried to arrest the teen when a gun he was carrying went off as they tried to get him.
C Blu, who was born Camrin Williams, was shot and so was one of the officers who tried to arrest him, as well. The case made Mayor Adams say that drill rap is bad for gang fights because it makes them more violent.
Adams: "Violent people who use drill rapping to show who they killed and then annoy the people they are going to kill is what the problem is," he said.