Rick Ross Was Armed During Shooting
According to a Fort Lauderdale Police Department report obtained by The Smoking Gun, Ross was carrying a 9mm handgun in his waistband at the time of the January 28th murder attempt on his life.
An investigator stated that the Maybach Music Group boss informed police that he was in possession of a Smith & Wesson semi-automatic gun. Ross was prepared for battle as the police report details that gun contained 12 live rounds.
This could conjure up some legal trouble for Ross due to the fact that his handgun permit was expired at the time of the shooting.
While Ross nor his passenger at the time, girlfriend Shateria Moragne-El was able to reveal much about the shooters, a few eye witnesses have helped get an idea of the sequence of events that transpired.
According to two witnesses, a BMW pulled up next to Ross’ 2011 Rolls Royce at the intersection of SE 15th Avenue/East Las Olas Blvd and opened fire on the famed rapper.
The legal trouble continues as “Freeway” Rick Ross is bringing his lawsuit against the Mastermind MC to appeals court.
On Wednesday (March 20th) a judge rejected “Freeway” Rick Ross’ claims against Warner Bros over promoting and essentially selling Rick Ross.
A main reason for the rejection was due to California’s rights of publicity statutes, which state that claims need to be made within two years of the first publication.
Rick Ross has been a signed artist since 2005 and “Freeway” Rick Ross could only press charges after he was released in prison in 2009, four years after Rick Ross’ signing.