UPDATED 8/16, 10 p.m. ET: D.C. rapper No Savage allegedly fired multiple shots inside the Tysons Corner Center mall in Northern Virginia on June 18.
Detective Adam Mancini testified that the 22-year-old rapper was the first person to pull out his weapon during the June shooting, as No Savage discharged a weapon three times inside the crowded location.
“People can’t come to Fairfax County and shoot a gun in a crowded mall and not expect to be fully prosecuted. This kind of behavior is unacceptable and merits a lengthy prison sentence,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano told the courtroom. “We also cannot grow complacent when gun violence has become so prevalent that simply going to the mall may feel to some like an act of defiance. Prosecutors like me work very hard every day to get guns off the streets but we need more tools. I will continue to demand as much from lawmakers at all levels.”
No Savage faces up to 43 years in prison.
UPDATED 6/22, 10:31 p.m. ET: No Savage has surrendered to authorities.
Police announced the news Wednesday night, confirming the DC rapper—real name Noah Settles—turned himself in a the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
Shortly before his arrest, Savage began streaming on Instagram Live as he made his way through a police precinct. The 22-year-old, who was surrounded by crew and loved-ones, only uttered a few words during the broadcast.
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A 22-year-old Washington, D.C. man has been reportedly identified as the suspect who opened fire at Tysons Corner Center in Tysons, Virginia over the weekend.
According to WRIC, the man, Noah Settles is wanted for attempted malicious wounding, use of a firearm while committing a felony, and three counts of firing a weapon in an occupied building. Settles is also known as the rapper No Savage.
The shooting took place on the second floor of the mall on Saturday at around 2:45 p.m. local time. Settles reportedly got into a verbal altercation with another group before he brandished a gun and started shooting. He then got away in a black Cadillac with a D.C. license place that reads GK0174, per police.
Fortunately, no one was injured by the gunfire. However, three people did endure minor injuries in the ensuing hysteria.
On Monday at around 11 a.m., Settles took to his No Savage Instagram account, where he apparently apologized to his fans. “I love y’all forgive me for letting y’all down,” he wrote on his IG Story.
Mall employees began locking down stores as shoppers fled for the exits or to hide in the stores. Police soon arrived and started clearing out the center. “Our officers were on the scene of this shooting, this shots fired incident, immediately,” Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis said on Saturday, per ABC 7. “Because we have officers dedicated to Tysons Corner Center.”
No Savage has a solid following on Spotify, where he boasts 148,400 monthly listeners and has over 30,000 followers on IG. He has had previous run-ins with the law, including a case for illegal possession of a firearm.
“We will find, capture, and hold accountable the persons involved in this melee. This reckless discharging of a firearm,” Davis said. “We are going to find them. I promise you that. They will be held accountable, and that’s going to happen in short order.”