On Friday, a Los Angeles jury found rapper Tory Lanez guilty of three felonies related to the shooting of fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion in July 2020. Lanez was convicted of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.
Megan accused Lanez of shooting her in the foot after an argument in a car they had been riding in together. Lanez faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison and may be deported to his native Canada. After the verdict was read, Lanez’s father, Sonstar Peterson, shouted in the courtroom and accused the prosecutors of being “evil, wicked people,” before being escorted out by deputies.
The jury, made up of five men and seven women, deliberated for a day before reaching its verdict.