Fabolous reportedly hired private investigators to inspect the details of a recent robbery/shooting outside a Chelsea-area eatery, where NBA star Sebastian Telfair was robbed of a $50,000 gold chain and the rapper was shot in the leg.
Fabolous’ attorney Alberto Ebanks said he hired private detectives primarily to clear himself of weapons-possession charges he and three associated are facing, after police found two illegal guns in his car.
Officers stopped Fabolous' 2005 Dodge Magnum, as friends were rushing him to the hospital, after the rapper was shot in the the thigh near Sean "Diddy" Combs' Justin's restaurant.
"He was shot. I think that's the classic definition of a victim," Ebanks told the New York Post, following a hearing in Manhattan Criminal Court.
Fabolous' arrest occurred shortly after Telfair, a Boston Celtics point guard, was robbed of his necklace in a parking lot near Justin’s.
Police believe Telfair was allegedly robbed by members of the rapper's entourage. Investigators looked at surveillance footage that captured the incident, but said the tapes were too dark and grainy and would likely be "of little use."
Telfair missed the second half of a game against the New York Knicks on Tuesday because he was asked to view several lineups, one of which included Fabolous and his three associates.
He was unable to pick out anyone possibly responsible for the robbery. Telfair denied that he was under investigation for Fabolous' shooting.
"I wasn't being investigated for any shooting," he said at the Celtics' practice facility in Waltham, Mass. "My necklace was snatched from my neck."
Sebastian Telfair is the cousin of fellow NBA star Stephon Marbury.
When asked about the parking lot incident, Marbury said, “He's my little cousin. That's my little cousin…Somebody put a gun to him. [If] somebody put a gun to one of your family members, wouldn't you be concerned?"
Representative for Telfair have said he's cooperating fully with police.