Fabolous Shot and Arrested in New York

MTV News is reporting that Fabolous was shot in the leg early Tuesday morning as he stood in a Manhattan parking garage, was arrested, and then transported to a hospital for treatment. Fabolous (born John Jackson) was shot once in the right thigh by an unidentified man who approached the MC and three members of his crew and opened fire shortly after the group left an NFL Players’ event at Diddy’s downtown restaurant, Justin’s, according to New York Police Department spokesperson Sergeant Mike Wysokowski.

Following the hail of gunfire, Fabolous and the other three men hopped into a white Dodge Magnum and sped away, running a red light one block away from the scene of the shooting, which attracted the attention of police responding to the call of shots fired. Wysokowski said the officers stopped the car found two unlicensed, loaded guns — a 9mm and .40 caliber handgun — during a search, which led to the arrest of all four men. Charges have not yet been filed, but Wysokowski said they will likely include criminal possession of a weapon.

Fabolous has an album scheduled for release next year on Def Jam.