The infamous rapper Blueface is no stranger to controversy, but now, he’s found himself amid some drama that might result in criminal charges. According to recent reports, the rapper was near a Las Vegas strip club in October when an altercation broke out and shots were fired.
Police say Blueface, whose real name is Johnathan Porter, was near the 6300 block of Windy Road outside of a strip club on October 8th. Kentabius Traylor was reportedly walking outside of the club as well when he recognized Blueface.
It’s unclear who approached who, but the two men got into a friendly conversation at around 4 A.M. Things went south, though, when Traylor made a very untimely joke about how Blueface had been talking to a few women in a “cheap” car.
Apparently, calling Blueface’s car “cheap” was taken extremely negatively. A group of individuals with Blueface reportedly started to threaten the victim at that point. Surveillance footage revealed that the victim was struck several times before being beaten by people believed to be a part of Blueface’s entourage. The victim then attempted to flee in a vehicle.
That’s when Blueface pulled out a firearm and reportedly discharged at least two shots.
The victim sped out of the parking lot and accidentally struck at least two cars in his escape attempt. He then rushed to get medical care and told the police what happened.
While investigators took a few weeks to collect evidence, Blueface has now been arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center. He’s facing the following charges: attempted murder with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.
In Nevada, attempted murder is an extremely serious crime. As a felony, it’s punishable by up to 2-20 years in state prison. What’s more, since Blueface also used a weapon in the commission of the crime, a judge has the discretion to add on an additional 1-20 years onto any potential sentence.
If you get convicted of a felony offense involving a weapon, then you’ll endure life-long consequences as a result. For one, you’ll lose the right to possess a firearm. For another, you won’t be eligible to vote or ever seek out a job as a state, city, or government representative.
Have you recently been arrested for a weapons-related crime in Las Vegas? If so, then it’s important to consider hiring an attorney to represent your best interests throughout your case. Otherwise, you could wind up experiencing greater criminal penalties than you really need to.
This is especially true in recent years, as violent crime rates are on the rise in our county and prosecutors are eager to lay down the law against suspected firearm offenders.
Here at LV Criminal Defense, we value your freedom, and we’re ready to fight on your behalf. Reach out to our office today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your legal options after your arrest.