A member of Fetty Wap’s entourage has been arrested for his involvement in a shootout that occurred outside a 24-hour city deli early Sunday morning in Paterson, New Jersey. Sylvester Huffin was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and weapons possession in Passaic County. This is an update to Gotham City Esq’s previous reports on this story.
Details on the situation are still a little unclear. It seems as though Huffin is facing charges for shooting 2 of the three wounded at the scene. It has not been determined if there was a second shooter who shot the third victim or if Huffin will later be charged with 3 counts of attempted murder.
The altercation started when Fetty Wap and rival local musician Raheem Thomas aka “Fuzz” got into a scuffle inside of the deli. The scuffle then spilled into the streets, becoming violent. Shots rang out and three people were wounded. Fetty Wap’s 1748 chain was stolen in the process, which is what lead police to Thomas. However, Fetty Wap was not injured. Thomas appeared in court Wednesday on armed robbery charges. Thomas’ attorney, Greyson Hannigan, said Thomas will enter his plea during a pretrial detention hearing scheduled for next week.
Fetty Wap’s label exec, Huffin will face some pretty stiff punishment himself. New Jersey for attempted murder states:
N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3a(1) — The Indictment charges the defendant with the crime of attempted murder. In order for you to find the defendant guilty of an attempted murder, the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that it was the defendant’s purpose to cause the death of the victim. More specifically, the law provides that a person is guilty of an attempt to commit the crime of murder, if the person purposely engaged in conduct which was intended to cause the death of the victim, if the attendant circumstances were as a reasonable person would believe them to be.
According to Attorneys, first-degree attempted murder carries greater penalties and often means a life sentence with the possibility of parole. Offenders typically spend at least 10 years in prison, although mandatory minimum sentences for attempting to murder a public official may be 10 to 15 years.
The Passaic County Prosecutor Office said the investigation is still ongoing.