News: Rick Ross Police Report Surfaces, Rapper Packed Loaded Semi-Automatic In Near-Death Crash
Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 10:05PM
Months after Rick Ross dodged death in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, new details on the near-fatal attack have surfaced, which show the "Boss" had a loaded weapon on him.
According to police report details, Ricky Rozay had a black and chrome gun on him after wrecking his car last January.
The rapper Rick Ross had a loaded 9mm handgun in the waistband of his pants when the Rolls Royce he was driving was recently fired upon on a Florida street, The Smoking Gun has learned. The 37-year-old performer (real name: William Leonard Roberts) was carrying the Smith & Wesson semi-automatic despite having a suspended handgun permit, according to a Fort Lauderdale Police Department report (which was released today after TSG filed an open records request with cops). It is unclear whether Ross will face a weapons possession charge in connection with the January 28 incident. The "black and chrome" gun seized from the rapper contained 12 live rounds, with one in the chamber and 11 in the magazine, cops noted. (The Smoking Gun)
The report also confirms Ross' vehicle did not get hit with any bullets.
Ross did not attempt to hide the 9mm. Instead, he "freely advised Officers that he had a firearm on his person," investigators reported. Cops interviewed Ross shortly after he crashed his vehicle while trying to elude gunfire directed at him. "Fearing for his safety," Ross accelerated the 2011 Rolls Royce and made a sudden right turn, losing control of the vehicle in the process. Ross, who was traveling with his girlfriend, Shateria Moragne-El, had celebrated his birthday earlier that evening. While neither Ross nor Moragne-El could provide police with any information regarding the incident or suspects," two witnesses in another car told police that an "older model BMW 4 door" pulled up to Ross's car at an intersection and the occupants of the BMW opened fire on the silver Rolls. The witnesses reported that the BMW had "3 possibly 4 black male occupants." Though "multiple spent casings" were recovered by the forensic unit, it does not appear as if Ross's car was struck by a bullet (though several local businesses were hit by stray gunfire). Nobody, however, was injured during the 5 AM gunplay. (The Smoking Gun)
Last month, Ross finally broke his silence on the near-death experience.
"Not at all, not at all," Ross said when asked if there were any new developments since last month's shooting. "No suspects and we're not here to speculate on any suspects. I'm just staying positive, I'm moving forward and I'm just staying on top of my game. MMG. We got the biggest releases of the year, this year, coming. That's my focus and I'm here -- you most definitely got to make some adjustments [to your security] but at the same time, I'm gonna live my life and do what I love to do and that's make music." (MTV)
A few weeks back, Maybach Music Group's Wale spoke on the seriousness of what went down.
"I think the whole thing's been blown up," Wale said about Ross' shooting. "I think the media, you know, is perpetuating a lot of things, God forbid something happen to anybody then they're going to be playing people's records all day and acting like [they cared]. ... It's a joke to y'all because you see somebody on TV everyday but what if that's your friend, 'cause that's my friend. I was talking to him last night about the football game so what y'all think is a joke, that's somebody's health. I know his children. You know what I'm saying? God forbid something happens -- and I just lost one of my brothers so I don't even play around with that stuff." ("Streez Morning Grind")