UPDATE (4 p.m. EST, June 10): This is a developing news story. Head to Radio.com for the latest breaking news in this case.
It turns out that rapper 2 Chainz was, in fact, the victim of a robbery at gunpoint Sunday afternoon (June 9) in San Francisco, the San Francisco Police Department now confirms to Radio.com.
This information conflicts with a report obtained by Radio.com earlier today (June 10), in which police spokesman Dennis Toomer stated that San Francisco police believed 2 Chainz had not been the victim of the robbery; rather, it had been a member of his entourage (“He was not the victim of a robbery,” he said this morning. “He was there, but he wasn’t the victim.”).
Several hours later, when Radio.com placed a follow-up call to SFPD, Toomer told Radio.com that the information had been correct at the time of the original call, but later in the morning, investigators informed him that the victim was actually 2 Chainz.
According to Toomer, the rapper was walking with his entourage in the 800 block of Howard Street at about 4:30 p.m. when they were approached by a suspect carrying a handgun, who fired a gunshot. While most of the group scattered, 2 Chainz reportedly fell to the ground and was approached by the suspect, “who robbed him and fled the scene.”
Toomer said the rapper was robbed of his wallet, which contained credit cards and cash money, as well as a cell phone.