Beanie Sigel is behind bars, facing attempted murder charges, after turning himself in to police Thursday night in Philadelphia.
The Roc-A-Fella recording artist and leader of the State Property clique surrendered around 11:15 p.m., shortly after performing with Jay-Z on the Rock the Mic tour, police said.
The arrest stems from an incident on Tuesday when the rapper allegedly fired approximately six shots from a silver 9 mm at a man in front of Philadelphia’s Pony Tail Go-Go Bar. One shot is said to have struck the man in the foot and another in the stomach. Police have not released the name of the victim, who is a resident of Philadelphia.
An investigator on the case said Sigel knew the man he is accused of shooting for several years, and witnesses have told police that the two were shaking hands shortly before the incident. According to authorities, the victim walked outside the Pony Tail close to 1 a.m. on Tuesday, when he got into an argument with two females. Sigel allegedly pulled up in a Cadillac Escalade moments later. Police said the rapper asked the women, “Who?,” and after they pointed to the victim, the MC is said to have opened fire.
The investigator said the victim was in “grave condition” after the shooting, even losing his vital signs at one point. He was rushed to the hospital at University of Pennsylvania and is listed in critical condition.
Sigel’s lawyer and mother negotiated with police to allow the rapper to perform at the Rock the Mic Philadelphia stop Thursday night before turning himself in. Besides attempted murder, Sigel also faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and possession of a criminal instrument. Sigel and his representatives could not be reached for comment.