A Manhattan parking lot shooting early Tuesday left rapper Fabolous wounded and under arrest after police found two loaded weapons in a car carrying him and his entourage, authorities said.
The 28-year-old rapper, whose legal name is John Jackson, had just left Justin's, a restaurant owned by Sean 'Diddy' Combs, with three friends when a gunman approached and opened fire, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Wysokowski said.
Fabolous was hit in the thigh. He and his entourage jumped into a 2005 Dodge Magnum and fled, attracting the attention of police when they ran a red light. Officers stopped them and discovered two semiautomatic pistols in the vehicle, both of which were apparently unlicensed, Wysokowski said.
Fabolous was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a defaced firearm, police said. Arrested on the same charges were Kevin Bass, 18, Percell German, 23, and Rascharm Davis, 29, all of Brooklyn.
All four deny ownership of the weapons.
The rapper was treated at Bellevue Hospital. Police were searching for the shooter.
Fabolous' attorney, Alberto A. Ebanks, called his client a victim and said he didn't know why police held him.
'He's been shot, Ebanks said. I don't know why he's under arrest. Obviously he didn't shoot anyone.'