Rapper Pooh Shiesty faces life in prison after 'shooting man in buttocks' and fleeing in McLaren during 'armed robbery'

Rapper Pooh Shiesty faces life in prison after 'shooting man in buttocks' and fleeing in McLaren during 'armed robbery'

RAPPER Pooh Shiesty could face life in prison after allegedly shooting a man in the buttocks and fleeing in a McLaren during an alleged armed robbery.

The 21-year-old rapper, whose real name is Lontrell Williams, was arrested in June for his alleged role at a Florida hotel in October last year.

According to reports, the armed robbery involved high-end sneakers, liquid codeine and marijuana.

A bag stuffed with $40,912 fell out of the McLaren when the rapper and two others allegedly fled the scene.

With the money found in the bag, investigators were able to match one of the serial numbers with a $100 bill Williams flashed on his Instagram account days before the robbery.

Williams has been held in custody since July and faces a life sentence if he is convicted of the most serious count in his indictment.

Meanwhile, Rolling Stone reported that the rapper's lawyers withdrew his request to delay the trial claiming it was in his "best interest to proceed" with the already scheduled October 25 date.

Last week the "Back in Blood" rapper had filed for a delay last week arguing that he needed until December 6 to properly build his defence.

He claims that he had no part in the armed drug trafficking conspiracy that dated back to 2019.

Police also told the court on Monday that they were reviewing "new allegations" and a "potential superseding indictment."

In June, fans were worried that the rapper was suicidal as he was seen wearing a "turtle vest" at a hearing for a shooting that the victim "can't remember."

In the hearing, Shiesty was seen wearing a "turtle vest," leading fans to speculate that the rapper was on suicide watch.

Judge Venzer previously decided that the rapper would not be released due to having two open felony cases involving gun violence.

"There's is not a chance I am giving this kid a bond right now," Venzer said.

The other case includes an alleged shooting in a Miami-Dade strip club over Memorial Day weekend.

The Miami Herald reported that the incident happened at the King of Diamonds strip club in Northwest Miami-Dade on May 30.

Williams allegedly pulled out a semi-automatic weapon from his waistband and waved it around after he dropped money on the ground and was worried that patrons would steal it.

A security guard, who tried to remove him from the building, was allegedly shot by Williams in the ankle.

Social media footage emerged which appeared to show the rapper leaving the club with a weapon.

It is believed this incident will be covered in the upcoming trial.

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