Charges against the 16-year-old rapper and gangbanger accused of shooting dead an NYPD officer have been dropped

Charges have been dropped against a teenage rapper accused of shooting dead an NYPD officer earlier this year.

The gun and assault trial of Camrin Williams, a 16-year-old gangbanger and rapper known by the stage name “C Blu,” was dropped Friday, the New York Post reported.

The city’s legal department released a statement saying Williams “cannot be prosecuted,” without specifying why.

Williams faced charges over a scuffle last January in which he allegedly shot 27-year-old police officer Kaseem Pennant in the leg while he was already on probation on a previous gun charge.

According to police, Williams’ gun went off while he was in the middle of a scuffle with an officer who was responding to a call about a disorderly gathering.

Williams is said to be a member of the Reywey Crew, a subgroup of the Crips.

Bronx Supreme Court Justice Denis Boyle set the gangbanging, rapping teenager’s bail at $250,000 in February. Williams was able to post it quickly after receiving a signing bonus from his deal with Interscope Records.

A week after posting bail, Williams was again taken to juvenile court for violating his probation, but it seems Williams’ luck changed earlier this week with the dismissal of his latest case.

In a prepared statement, the city’s legal department said: “Just because the city cannot pursue criminal prosecution does not mean that this individual should have been carrying an illegal weapon — a weapon that contributed to both him and an officer being shot became.”

“In accordance with the Family Courts Act, the case is now sealed and we can say no more about the matter,” the statement continued.

Patrick J. Lynch, the president of the NYPD Police Benevolent Association, said the decision to drop the charges against Williams was “preposterous.”

He said: “This absurd decision should outrage any New Yorker who wants to remove illegal guns from our streets. It is undisputed that this is the second time this person has been caught with an illegal weapon. If such perpetrators have absolutely no consequences, even after shooting at a police officer, we have to ask ourselves: Why are you even bothering us to get the guns?”

Williams was previously arrested in the Bronx in May 2020 at the age of 14 for possession of a Tauris firearm.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/charges-dropped-against-16-year-old-rapper-and-gangbanger-who-was-accused-of-shooting-nypd-officer Charges against the 16-year-old rapper and gangbanger accused of shooting dead an NYPD officer have been dropped

Laura Coffey

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