Rapper in Court
Plies, whose real name is Algernod Washington was in court Thursday. Washington was arrested after a shooting at the nightclub "238 West" in Gainesville last year.
Washington was looking at a felony charge for possession of a concealed firearm, but that changed. His lawyer and the state agreed to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor. Washington was going to hold a concert and donate the proceeds to the victims in last years shooting, instead he says he's doing something different.
"On that I think we came up with a better solution which is to donate money to the victims that were injured in this situation," says Washington. "So that was the plea we came up with and I am all for it, I think it was the right thing to do."
Washington is donating $10,000 to the victims in last years shooting. His attorney says they are still trying to set up a concert in Gainesville.
By Nathalie Pozo, WCJB TV20 News
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