What’s in A Name You Ask? Cory Gunz Arrested in the Bronx for Gun Possession (video inside)

| January 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Cory Gunz


When will our youths learn that possession of illegal weapons won’t bode well in New York State courts and unfortunately for rapper Cory Gunz he may just have to live up to his rap name. New York City police stopped the YMCMB rapper in the Bronx on a tip and after what his father called an illegal search, the rapper was arrested and charged with the crime. Last year the CEO of Young Money Records Lil Wayne was freed from Riker’s Island on a similar charge of weapons possession. His father had this to say to MTV News:

The details are still sketchy, but I can confirm that he was arrested with a firearm yesterday in the Bronx. They caught him around 2p.m. in the afternoon with a loaded gun in his knapsack. It was definitely an illegal search. 

I spoke to the arresting officer, and so far, what I’m hearing from him is that they got a phone call at the station saying they should ‘look out”. According to [the officer], they didn’t know he was Cory Gunz. They just saw a bunch of kids following him around. What I will say is that the officer that arrested Cory, actually happened to be a cool dude. After arresting Cory, sitting down with him and talking, he felt bad about the situation.

At the end of the day, there’s a reason for everything, but at the same time, in New York, it’s mandatory jail time. To go to a precinct and see your son, your junior, in handcuffs, it’s heartbreaking. Anytime you see your child in jail, in the cell, in handcuffs, it’s very hard. He’s walked down some of the same paths that I walked down, but you never want to see your kids go through what you went through. This is Cory’s first offense, but sometimes they like to make an example out of rappers and people with any kind of celebrity to them.

If the rapper through his legal team is able to get the search suppressed then he will most likely will be exonerated or receive a reduced sentence since this is his first offense. He was released from a Bronx jail cell and immediately informed his fans via twitter that he was free.

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