Tory Lanez hit with new felony charge in Megan Thee Stallion shooting case

7 December 2022, 10:46

The rapper is facing a third felony charge after the 2020 Megan Thee Stallion shooting incident.

Tory Lanez has been given a third felony charge as he awaits for his trail to begin over claims he shot Megan Thee Stallion in 2020.

Prosecutors added a new charge of discharging a firearm with gross negligence on Monday 5th December, amid ongoing jury selection for the trail to begin.

Lanez allegedly shot Megan in the foot in July 2020 after a party at Kylie Jenner's house.

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Tory Lanez could face up to 28 years in jail.
Tory Lanez could face up to 28 years in jail. Picture: Getty

Lanez, whose name is Daystar Peterson, previously pleaded not guilty to one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle.

The rapper also faces an allegation that he personally inflicted great bodily injury to Megan Thee Stallion.

The new charge faces up to six years in prison and he could be deported from the US to Canada if he is found guilty.

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Megan recently performed at Glastonbury Festival.
Megan was allegedly shot by Lanez in 2020. Picture: Getty Images

If Tory Lanez is convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum sentence of 22 years.

The 30-year-old rapper allegedly shot Megan Thee Stallion's feet after an argument in the Hollywood Hills.

Stallion described her injuries as 'bleeding profusely' and the trial is set to begin later this month.

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