Charges have been dropped against C Blu, the 16-year-old Bronx rapper who in January was arrested for allegedly shooting a police officer during an altercation.

Per the New York Post, the gun and assault case against C Blu “cannot be prosecuted,” officials confirmed in a statement on Friday.

“Just because the city cannot prosecute doesn’t mean this individual should have been carrying an illegal weapon — a weapon which contributed to both him and an officer being shot,” the Law Department said in a statement.

The statement added, “Pursuant to Family Court Law, the case is now sealed and we are unable to say more about the matter.”

Meanwhile, NYPD Police Benevolent Association  President Patrick J. Lynch said the decision to drop charges against C Blu is “absurd.”

“This absurd decision should outrage every New Yorker who wants to get illegal guns off our streets,” Lynch said. “There is no dispute that this individual was caught carrying an illegal gun for the second time. If perps like this face absolutely no consequences, even after shooting a cop, we have to ask: why bother sending us out to get the guns at all?”

Back in January, the 16-year-old pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon, among other weapons charges. The teen is accused of carrying a stolen gun and was already on probation for gun possession.

According to authorities, C Blu and a group of people were outside of a building in the Bronx. When police demanded Blu remove his hands from his pockets, he started to grapple with an officer. During the commotion, a round was fired through the rapper’s leg, which also ended up grazing the leg of Officer Kaseem Pennant.

C Blu was subsequently arrested and locked up with a $200,000 bail, which he reportedly posted with an advance he received after signing a record deal with Interscope.