Charges have been dropped against the teenage rapper, who is accused of shooting an NYPD officer during a scuffle in the Bronx earlier this year, officials confirmed.
The gun and assault case against Camrin Williams, a 16-year-old well-known gangbanger and rapper known by the stage name C Blu, “cannot be prosecuted,” the city’s legal department said in a statement Friday, without specifying it.
Williams faced charges after allegedly shooting dead police officer Kaseem Pennant, 27, in Belmont while he was on probation on a previous gun case in January.
Bronx Supreme Court Justice Denis Boyle in February set the aspiring rapper’s bond at $250,000, which Williams posted, reportedly with an advance he received after signing a record deal with Interscope Records.
A week after posting bail, he was taken back to juvenile court for violating his probation terms.
But William’s fate changed this week when his latest case was dropped.
“Just because the city can’t bring charges doesn’t mean that person should have been carrying an illegal weapon — a weapon that contributed to both him and an officer being shot,” the Legal Department said in a statement.
“Under the Family Courts Act, the case is now sealed and we can say no more about the matter.”
Patrick J. Lynch, president of the NYPD Police Benevolent Association, called the decision to drop the charges against Williams “absurd.”
“This absurd decision should outrage any New Yorker who wants illegal guns off 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?”
According to police, Williams’ gun went off while he was fighting with the officer after police responded to a disorderly crowd in Lorillard Place on January 19.
Williams – a member of the Reywey Crew, a subgroup of the Crips – approached a white car and put his hands in his pockets, cops said. When police asked him to show his hands, he refused, which led to a fight.
He was previously arrested in the Bronx in May 2020, aged just 14, for possession of a Tauris firearm, authorities said.
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