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Man faces more charges after shooting involving Fetty Wap

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/29/2017
FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, Rapper Fetty Wap performs in concert at Pier 36 in New York. Hip-hop promoter Raheem Thomas was arrested after a shooting Sunday, March 26, 2017, involving Fetty Wap in Paterson, N.J. Thomas is also facing an armed robbery charge, according to Passaic County prosecutors. A photo posted to Thomas' Instagram account showed a masked man wearing what appears to be Fetty Wap's signature "1738" pendant. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, Rapper Fetty Wap performs in concert at Pier 36 in New York. Hip-hop promoter Raheem Thomas was arrested after a shooting Sunday, March 26, 2017, involving Fetty Wap in Paterson, N.J. Thomas is also facing an armed robbery charge, according to Passaic County prosecutors. A photo posted to Thomas' Instagram account showed a masked man wearing what appears to be Fetty Wap's signature "1738" pendant. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Two more arrests have been made in connection with a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown.

This undated photo provided by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office in Paterson, N.J., shows hip-hop promoter Raheem Thomas. Prosecutors said that Thomas, who was arrested after a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap on Sunday, March 26, 2017, is also facing an armed robbery charge. (Passaic County Prosecutor's Office via AP) © The Associated Press This undated photo provided by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office in Paterson, N.J., shows hip-hop promoter Raheem Thomas. Prosecutors said that Thomas, who was arrested after a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap on Sunday, March 26, 2017, is also facing an armed robbery charge. (Passaic County Prosecutor's Office via AP)

Raheem Thomas, a hip-hop promoter who initially was arrested on aggravated assault and weapons charges after the shooting occurred in Paterson early Sunday, will now also face an armed robbery charge, the Passaic County prosecutor's office said Wednesday.

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Fetty Wap arrives at the 2016 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Authorities have made an arrest stemming from a Sunday, March 26, 2017, shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown of Paterson, leaving several people wounded. Investigators said the rapper and several friends became involved in a heated altercation with another group. Officials said the rapper was not hurt. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Fetty Wap arrives at the 2016 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Authorities have made an arrest stemming from a Sunday, March 26, 2017, shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown of Paterson, leaving several people wounded. Investigators said the rapper and several friends became involved in a heated altercation with another group. Officials said the rapper was not hurt. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

Thomas, 36, had a handgun and hollow point bullets when he was arrested on the armed robbery charge, authorities said, so he's also facing weapons charges and a count of receiving stolen property. The Paterson resident is CEO and owner of Muscle Team Entertainment, a company that promotes hip-hop.

Prosecutors did not immediately specify who was robbed, what was taken or why Thomas was charged with receiving stolen property. He was due to appear in court Wednesday on the new counts. It's unclear if he has retained an attorney.

Another Paterson man, Sylvester Huffin, 34, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and three weapons charges, prosecutors announced later Wednesday. He faces several decades in prison if convicted on all counts.

The shooting happened early Sunday on the street outside a Paterson deli. Police say Fetty Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, and several friends had become involved in a heated altercation with another group inside the deli. Three people were wounded, but Fetty Wap wasn't injured.

A photo posted this weekend to Thomas' Instagram account showed a masked man wearing what appears to be Fetty Wap's signature "1738" pendant.

"Just to set the record straight, I personally didn't take (Fetty Wap's) chain," Thomas posted.

Fetty Wap's crew in New Jersey is known as the Remy Boyz 1738, named for the Remy Martin 1738 brand of cognac.

Thomas in January also posted a rap song and video on YouTube that was disrespectful of Fetty Wap.

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