Posted on January 28, 2022

NYC Teen Rapper Charged With Shooting NYPD Cop Walking Free on Bond

Joe Marino et al., New York Post, January 27, 2022

A 16-year-old, up-and-coming rapper charged with shooting an NYPD cop in the Bronx walked free on bond Thursday — and cops are fuming over it.

Camrin Williams, who is also known by the rap name C Blu, posted his $250,000 bond after being locked up at a Brooklyn juvenile facility on gun and assault charges in the shooting of a 27-year-old cop in Belmont.

Camrin Williams

Camrin Williams


Police said Williams was arrested after cops from the 48th Precinct responded to reports of an unruly crowd at Lorillard Place near East 187th Street on Jan. 18.

Williams refused to take his hands out of his pockets and got into a scuffle with cops.

During the struggle, a gun he was holding went off, with a single bullet striking and wounding NYPD officer Kaseem Pennant and hitting the teenager in the groin.

Williams already had a 2020 gun possession arrest on his record and was placed on probation as a juvenile in the case just one month earlier.

Bronx prosecutors asked that the teen be held without bail at his arrangement last week, but Boyle set bond at $250,000.

Wiliams, who was being held at the Crossroads Juvenile Center in Brooklyn, reportedly planned to use an advance on his contract with Interscope Records to post the $15,000 in cash needed to secure the bond.