Female rap star Remy Ma has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and
other charges today (July 15), after she surrendered to authorities
yesterday for allegedly shooting and seriously wounding a childhood
acquaintance during a dispute outside of a Manhattan bar early Saturday
morning (July 14).
Remy Ma was released from Rikers Island around 9:00 pm last night, her bail originally set at $250,000.
Police received a 911 call of a victim being shot around 4:00 am in the Meatpacking district in downtown Manhattan.
Officials claim that Remy Ma shot 23-year-old Makeda Barnes-Joseph
twice in the torso, after the two argued in front of The Pizza Bar,
over $2,000 that had allegedly been stolen from Remy Ma.
The rapper and several unidentified males fled in her Blue Cadillac
Escalade, but all of the occupants fled on foot, after the SUV crashed
into a parked car a few blocks away.
Barnes-Joseph, labeled as a childhood friend of Remy Ma's, is in Saint
Vincent's Hospital recuperating from two gunshot wounds that narrowly
missed her uterus, kidneys and other vital organs.
All occupants in Remy Ma's Escalade were eventually apprehended and
questioned, while Remy Ma turned herself in last night (July 14) around
Barnes-Joseph is in Saint Vincent's Hospital and is in stable condition.
Remy Ma has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, possession of a weapon and assault.
She is due back in court on August 14.