NEW YORK (FOX5NY) – Police say he made two arrests in a shootout involving a rapper's entourage in front of an Upper East Side restaurant.
A member of Brooklyn rapper Tekashi69's entourage was shot after attacking a private security guard who did not allow him to enter. Police sources told Fox 5 News that the rapper had left before the shooting.
The incident happened in Philippe, a restaurant owned by Philippe Chow. It happened on 60th St. near Madison Ave. The police responded to a shooting at 5:52 p.m.
Zachary Bunce, of Wyandanch and Faheem Walter, of Manhattan, were accused of gang assault.
The police had blocked an area in front of the elegant food establishment while they investigated.
Tekashi69, also known as 6ix9ine, would have gone to the restaurant to meet with a record executive a few hours after being sentenced to 4 years of probation in connection with a video he made of a 13-year-old girl who had sex.
The record executive had private security guards with him at that time. Bunce and Walter tried to enter the restaurant with Tekashi69, but they were rejected by the guards and left.
But, the police say the men returned and one of them hit a guard on the head with a chair. The guard pulled out a licensed pistol and fired twice, hitting Walter in the torso at least once. They described his injuries as non-fatal. Walter was taken to the Presbyterian hospital in New York.
The shooting area is one block from Central Park and is close to several luxury stores, such as Barneys, Bloomingdales, Chanel and Hermes.
The NYPD said that because of the shooting, Madison Avenue was closed between E. 59 St and E 62 St. Also, E. 60th Street was closed between Park Ave and 5th Ave. for several hours.