Lil Pump Arrested for Firing Gun Inside His Home
Lil Pump has found himself in some trouble this week. According to TMZ, the 17-year-old rapper was arrested for firing a gun inside his San Fernando Valley, Calif. home on Wednesday night (Feb. 14).
Pump’s manager apparently told local law enforcement that three men were trying to break into the rapper’s crib at around 4 p.m. that day. The manager, who wasn’t at the house at the time, says the intruders fired a gun once they made their way through the door.
When police responded to the disturbance, they found a bullet hole in Pump’s front door but what they didn’t find were any suspects. They say the South Florida rap sensation had been smoking weed that day and that after talking to him, they found some problems with Pump’s story.
Police say the trajectory of the bullet hole shows that a gun was fired from within Pump’s house, and not from the outside of it. Hours later, they made their way back to the “Gucci Gang” rapper’s home, this time with a search warrant. While inspecting the rhymer’s spot, they came across an unloaded handgun in the bushes below the balcony of Pump’s apartment. They also found ammunition for the weapon after looking through his spot.
Those discoveries made police believe that it was Pump himself that fired the weapon in his home while no one was there. As a result, Pump was arrested for discharging a weapon in an inhabited place.
Adding to the issues for the platinum-selling rapper and his immediate family is the fact that police found weed in the apartment and that his mother wasn’t home. Police are now investigating his mom “for endangering a minor and having an unsecured gun at home.”
Pump, who’s got a mixtape called Harvard Dropout on the way, now sits in Sylmar Juvenile Hall in Sylmar, Calif., even though his team remains firm in their claim that he was actually defending himself from intruders. They say there’s even surveillance of the intruders trying to get into his crib, and that Pump thinks he managed to hit one of them.
XXL has reached out to Pump’s team for comment as well as the San Fernando Valley Police Department and LAPD.