AceShowbiz - New York-based rapper Eli Fross was arrested after he was identified as the suspect responsible for a road rage shooting in Times Square. The musician, whose real name is Elijah Quamina, was busted for attempted murder and weapons charges.
The 20-year-old rapper was arrested by the police on Thursday, July 15. The musician and his driver were reportedly involved in an argument with a motorcyclist early Wednesday morning. According to the New York Police Department, the rapper's white Mercedes knocked over the 32-year-old motorcyclist in the bus lane on Seventh Avenue, injuring his knee and elbow.
When the motorcyclist's 22-year-old friend confronted a group of men standing by the luxury car, Eli, who is a rising rapper who has appeared on songs with King Von, Sheff G, Jay Critch and Sleepy Hallow, pulled a gun and started firing, cops said. He allegedly fired four shots. The shooting occurred on Seventh Avenue and West 41st Street.
According to the police, no one was injured and no property was damaged. The cops also explained that the bullets did not cause any damage on the Great White Way. Eli has been charged with attempted murder, attempted assault and criminal possession of a loaded weapon. Hours after bragging that his record label Sony would get him out of jail, the rapper was released on $100,000 cash bail. The case could land him up to five years in prison.
Times Square has seen its share of shootings in recent months with a marine catching a stray bullet in June, as a dispute between two groups erupted in the area. The marine was with his wife, sister and brother-in-law outside the Marriott Hotel on West 45th Street and Broadway.
Additionally, a 4-year-old girl and two female tourists were struck by a stray bullet in May. The girl was toy shopping with her family outside of 1515 Broadway, along West 44th Street.