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Rapper held after fatal shooting at T.I. concert

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A Brooklyn rapper is being held without bail in connection with last week’s fatal shooting at a popular Manhattan concert venue.

Troy Ave, whose real name is Roland Collins, appeared in court in a wheelchair yesterday evening.

The gunfire erupted on Wednesday night in a green room at Irving Plaza, just before the rapper T.I. was to perform.

One of Collins’ bodyguards, Ronald McPhatter, was killed. Three other people, including Collins, were wounded.

Lawyer Scott Leemon said Collins, who is charged with attempted murder, did not shoot Mr McPhatter or himself.

He said Mr McPhatter “died a hero” trying to protect Collins.

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