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Roddy Ricch released after gun charges arrest before Governors Ball appearance

Written by on June 13, 2022

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Roddy Ricch was released Sunday afternoon after being arrested on gun charges while on his way to perform at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City.

According to police, the rapper, whose birth name is Rodrick Wayne Moore Jr., was arriving at Citi Field, where the music festival is held, around 6:40 p.m., when a private security firm working the event noticed a firearm located inside his vehicle. Police recovered a loaded firearm with nine rounds of ammunition from the vehicle, as well as a large-capacity magazine.

Ricch, along with two men who were also inside the vehicle, were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device and unlawful possession of that weapon.

The 23-year-old rapper was released Sunday afternoon, TMZ reports.

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