Pooh Shiesty has been indicted and taken into federal custody in connection to the October 2020 shooting in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida that left two people wounded, Miami Heraldreports. He will not be released until a detention hearing on July 6.
Investigators were aided by Instagram photos which show Shiesty flaunting “several long rifles and plethora of $100.00 bills.” One of the bills inside a Louis Vuitton bag that fell out of the lime green McLaren before fleeing the scene matched the same serial number in his picture. Speaking of the McLaren, the rapper has allegedly posted photos of himself with what appears to be the car in question on Instagram.
Shiesty’s attorney Saam Zangeneh told the Miami Herald earlier this month that his client was expecting to be charged, but maintained that the rapper is innocent. “We have been in communication with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and we believe they have a federal detainer on him and are likely to file federal charges,” Zangeneh said. “That doesn’t change our position as to his 100 percent innocence, in both state and federal matters.”
He, along with friends Bobby Brown and Jayden Darosa, had arranged a meeting in a parking lot outside of the Landon Hotel to buy marijuana and “high-end athletic sneakers.” The trio managed to leave without paying for the items when gunfire erupted.
Shiesty turned himself in to authorities that same month and was charged with armed robbery with a firearm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon doing great bodily harm, aggravated assault with a firearm, and theft. He was later released on $30,000 bond.
Shiesty has now been charged with discharging a firearm during a violent crime, conspiracy and robbery under a law regulating commerce.
The legal woes continue to stack up for Shiesty, who was denied bond for his alleged role in the shooting of a security guard at Miami’s King of Diamonds last month. Even though the victim attempted to recant his account of the incident, a judge was suspicious that someone pressured him into changing his testimony.