Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
4/13/2006 9:12:38 AM
The attempted murder charges against The Source Magazine executives Alvin Childs and Leroy "Bum" Peeples have been dropped, but the pair is now facing a multi-million dollar civil lawsuit stemming from a Manhattan shootout last year.
As SOHH previously reported, Peeples and Childs were arrested and charged with attempted murder after a shooting on July 23, 2005 at the New York's Limerick House Pub resulted in three people being seriously injured. According to police accounts, Peeples, The Source's general manager and Childs, former marketing director for the magazine, allegedly ran from the scene after getting into an argument with rapper Orlando Orenga that resulted in the shooting outside the bar. Orenga, his cousin Alex Colon and waiter Gregory Palmer were injured in the incident.
"I still don't have full use of my hand and arm almost a year after being shot," Palmer told the New York Post.
The attempted murder charges against Peeples and Childs were dropped last month, but Palmer filed papers in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday suing them for setting off the violence that resulted in his injuries.
In related news, former Source publisher Dave Mays had his own altercation recently with Busta Rhymes. Mays later called into the "Star & Buckwild Show" to tell his side of the story.
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