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5/12/2004 8:33:08 AM
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Springfield authorities sorting through the aftermath of a violent tirade by rapper 50 Cent plan to slap the Kevlar vest-wearing rapper with criminal charges and say a man shot after the melee had been at the ill-fated concert.
Ray Feyre, director of operations for Hampden District Attorney William Bennett, confirmed the 27-year-old Big Apple emcee, born Curtis Jackson, will be prosecuted for his role in the scuffle at the Hippodrome in Springfield. But, Feyre said, ``it hasn't been decided yet what charges (he will face).''
The violence erupted when a fan sprayed water on the chart-topping rapper during an unscheduled performance. Witnesses say the ex-drug dealer dove into the crowd of 1,400, injuring three women, two of whom were reportedly kicked in the head and face. Two people were arrested during the fracas, which took an hour for police to quell. 50 Cent and his posse slipped out a side door.
Minutes later, 27-year-old Mark Terry of Hartford, Conn., was shot in the leg near the venue. Springfield police Capt. William J. Noonan said Terry had been at the concert. Officials at 50 Cent's record label, Interscope, declined comment yesterday.
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