Some never-before heard details were uncovered in court this afternoon in connection to the July of 2020 shooting incident involving Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion, in which Meg was shot in her feet during a roadside altercation after a party last year.
According to a Rolling Stone report on Tuesday (Dec. 14), prosecutors at Tory’s preliminary hearing today claim that the rapper, who was supposedly “intoxicated” at the time, allegedly yelled “dance, bitch” before firing the gun at Megan’s feet. The rapper-crooner was also accused of using a semiautomatic weapon during the dispute in Hollywood Hills, Calif., around 4:30 a.m. on July 12, 2020. On the stand, Los Angeles Police Department detective Rayan Stogner testified, based on Megan’s account, that the Houston rapper saw Tory, real name Daystar Peterson, holding a firearm and observed him shooting at her.
“(Megan) observed Mr. Peterson holding a firearm and then she observed him start to shoot,” he stated, according to the media outlet. He added that Megan recalled Tory being “half in” and “half out” of the vehicle before he allegedly fired the weapon.
“Megan immediately felt pain to her feet, observed blood, fell to the ground, and then crawled to an adjacent driveway of a residence…She described her injuries as bleeding profusely,” Stogner testified.
“Megan stated the defendant (Tory) apologized for doing it and offered her money and begged her to please not say anything and made a reference to the fact he was already on probation and he begged her not to say anything,” the LAPD detective added.
Tory, who has denied shooting Megan, was in the courtroom listening intently to the testimony. The Canadian rapper’s defense lawyer, Shawn Holley, questioned Stogner about whether or not he knew it was Megan who invited Tory to the party at Kylie Jenner’s house before the alleged shooting. Holley also quizzed about Megan’s alcohol consumption on the day of the shooting.
“You never asked Megan how much she had to drink that day, did you?” Holley reportedly asked, to which Stogner replied, “Not specifically, no.”
“But you are aware alcohol can impair a person’s perception and their ability to recall?” Holley asked.
Based on a TMZ report this afternoon, the judge presiding over the case felt the information provided during the preliminary hearing was sufficient enough to take matters to trial. A trial date has been set for Jan. 13, 2022.
Since the shooting incident, Megan, born Megan Pete, has steadfastly maintained that Tory was the person that shot her in her feet. During an Instagram Live session tonight in August of 2020, Megan detailed the shooting incident to viewers.
“Since y’all hoes so worried ’bout it,” Meg explained. “Yes, this nigga Tory shot me. You shot me. And you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying and shit. Stop lying. Why lie? I don’t understand. I tried to keep the situation off the internet, but you dragging it. You really fuckin’ dragging it. Muthafuckas talkin’ ’bout I hit this nigga. I never hit you. Muthafuckas was like, ‘Oh, she mad ’cause he was tryna fuck with Kylie.’ No, I wasn’t. You dry shot me.”
XXL has reached out to reps and attorneys for both Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion, as well as the L.A. District Attorney’s Office for comment.
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