C Blu, a New York drill rapper, was caught on a gun charge less than six months after being released on an attempted murder accusation in which he was accused of killing an officer.
As reported by the New York Post, the 17-year-old rapper whose real name is Camrin Williams was detained during a traffic check in his hometown of the Bronx on Tuesday night at about 11:30 p.m. (September 27).
C Blu was seen racing towards a car and fumbling with something in his belt, according to police. They recovered a loaded silver Bryco Arms 9mm pistol on him after apprehending him. There was a live bullet in the chamber and 11 rounds in the magazine, according to the report.
The "No Ozone" rapper, a suspected associate of the Crips' Reywey Crew, was charged with felony firearms possession and obstruction of government administration. He was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon (September 28).
Monique McGriff, C Blu's mother, claimed the pistol did not belong to her son and that he was treated badly by officers.
“It was another stop that shouldn’t have happened,” she told the New York Post. “Another stop and frisk and the same group of kids being targeted by the same cops and them finding something that didn’t belong to my son. It’s not fair at all.”
C Blu was detained in January after reportedly shooting an NYPD officer in the leg during a brawl in the Bronx while on probation for a previous gun case.
The altercation began when he allegedly did not take his hands out of his pockets while still being questioned by officers. During the encounter, Blu received a gunshot wound to the leg.
The adolescent was arrested and charged with attempted murder before being freed on a $250,000 bail. However, he was arrested again two days later because the pistol he reportedly used to shoot the policeman broke the terms of his probation.
After a court found that the police had no justification to contact him in the first place, his charges were withdrawn in May.
"The Law Department has determined that this case cannot be prosecuted," a municipal Law Department representative stated. "But, just because the city cannot prosecute does not mean this individual should have been carrying an illegal weapon – a weapon which contributed to both him and an officer being shot."
C Blu honored his legal victory by posting a TikTok video of him- bopping in front of a newspaper headline that expressed "outrage" at the decision. " When NYPD shoots u & try’s to blame u for it."