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A$AP Rocky arrested 'in connection' with alleged shooting

The rapper was arrested on arrival at LAX returning from Barbados, sources say.

LOS ANGELES, California — The video attached to this story is from an unrelated report.

Rapper A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested flying into Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday, records from the Los Angeles Police Department have confirmed.

The LAPD wrote in a news release Wednesday at 12:42 p.m. (9:45 a.m. in California) that LAPD arrested Mayers, 33, for assault with a deadly weapon.

The arrest is "in connection" with a shooting that occurred in the Hollywood area in Nov. 2021, LAPD states in the release.

The suspect in the shooting fired a handgun at a victim who sustained a minor injury, then fled on foot with two acquaintances. 

The case will be presented to the LA County District Attorney's office for filing consideration.

Mayers was returning from a trip to Barbados with his girlfriend, singer and actress Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty).