Gun Found in Car 21 Savage Drove During Arrest, Police Say: Report
UPDATE: On Feb. 7, Brian Steel, who works as an attorney for 21 Savage, checked in with TMZ to say that the red Dodge Challenger 21 was driving in—as well as the loaded Glock that was found in it—do not belong to the rapper.
Days after his arrest and subsequent ICE detainment for being an alleged illegal immigrant, law enforcement authorities claim that a car belonging to 21 Savage had a fully loaded Glock in at the time of his arrest this past Sunday (Feb. 3). TMZ reported the news on Thursday afternoon (Feb. 7).
According to the celebrity news site, 21, who was reportedly arrested at the same time as Young Nudy, was "driving recklessly" before almost slamming into a marked cop car. That's when police stopped a red Dodge Challenger and, upon searching the vehicle, they reportedly found that the car's glove compartment contained a Glock with an extended magazine. 21 was apparently taken away by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) shortly thereafter.
The site says that, while 21 was taken in by ICE on the day of his arrest last Sunday, a host of other law enforcement organizations were there. The other groups involved in the operation, one Atlanta police had apparently been planning before that day, were the DeKalb K-9 Unit, Vice Unit, Narcotics Unit, ATF, Georgia State Patrol and the DeKalb 90 Unit.
This news comes one day after Jay-Z hired lawyer Alex Spiro to represent 21 during the rapper's efforts to be let loose from ICE custody. Jay spoke on the matter in an official statement.
"In addition to being a successful recording artist, Savage deserves to be reunited with his children immediately," Hov said in the statement.
XXL has reached out to 21's team for comment. Check back soon for more details.
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