Tory Lanez Found Guilty of Shooting Megan Thee Stallion

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

24 Dec 2022

Tory Lanez has been found guilty of all charges in the 2020 shooting of fellow artist Megan Thee Stallion.

The 30-year-old Canadian rapper, real name Daystar Peterson, was convicted of three felony counts: assault with a semiautomatic handgun, carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and discharging a firearm with gross negligence. He faces more than 20 years in prison and could be deported.

Jurors reached a verdict after about seven hours of deliberation across two days, following a trial that lasted nearly two weeks.

After the jury left the courtroom, Lanez’s father, Sonstar Peterson, leapt up and began shouting, “this wicked system stands judged before God almighty!” He then pointed to the two prosecutors in the case and yelled “You two are evil, wicked people. You know exactly what you did,” before being escorted out of the courtroom.