The Jacksonville rapper who survived the Town Center Parkway shooting on June 5 was released from the hospital and picked up by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for probation violation.
Rapper Yungeen Ace released from hospital, arrested on probation violation. Bullard said that he was shot eight times late on the night of June 5 in a drive-by shooting near the St. Johns Town Center. The shooting killed three teenagers riding in a car with Bullard. No arrests have been made.
Bullard appeared before the judge via a closed circuit TV camera from the lockup. Gone were his long dreadlocks. He’s now sporting a closely cropped hairstyle. Bullard appeared to struggle to stand up when he was called to face the camera.Bullard’s attorney, David Haas, told First Coast News that authorities say the rapper violated his probation because he was seen holding a gun on camera at a Jacksonville gun store.Bullard was on probation in connection to a past robbery, Haas said, adding that Bullard is a victim in this crime and he’s being treated unfairly.
“He didn’t do anything with a gun, nobody got hurt by the gun that he had,” Bullard said. “He’s also not allowed to possess bullets but he’s got eight bullets in him right now.”
Haas said Saturday that his client should be in the hospital. Not jail.
“I don’t think there’s any doubt that the sheriff has blamed both the music and the fact that there’s supposedly a gang for what’s gone on with my client’s arrest. I don’t think that there’s any information of who committed the offense, the actual shooting, so to call it a gang-on-gang shooting, we don’t know. All I know is that there is no gun on my client, he’s a victim of a shooting, an attempted murder of him and the murder of three others and instead of trying to foster a relationship with the African American community and encourage people to come forward, they’re putting my client in jail,” Haas said.
Killed in the shooting were, Bullard’s brother, Tre’von Bullard, 18, Royale D’Von Smith Jr., 18, and Jercoby Da’Shad Groover, 19. The only detail about the incident given by JSO, is a car pulled up and fired on the vehicle that the four men were sitting in.
What the FUCK happened to innocent until proven guilty!?🇺🇸 @yungeenace is being held in jail with 8 bullets inside his body… BUT instead of taking him to the hospital to have the bulllets removed they have decided to cut his hair, put him in fuckin solitary confinement, not allow him to attend his little brother & 2 best friends funeral who were killed in the same drive by shooting that he was a victim in……The only thing those racist pieces of trash didn’t know is that ace has a whole support system behind him and this will NOT go unheard… The racist Sherif & his clan will be brought to justice if is the last thing I do 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯
Haas said he wants his client to have a bond so he can attend his brother’s funeral.
JSO has not released any suspect information. There is an $8,000 reward for information in the case. Call Crimestoppers 1-888-845-TIPS (8477).