(rapindustry.com) - It has been reported that a friend of bad boy rapper 50 Cent has been arrested on weapons charges after he was mugged for a $100,000 diamond chain on Friday last week.
Dwayne McKenzie, 26, claims he is an employee of 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson - and lives in one of 50's mansions.
He was taken into police custody for firing a .40 calibre handgun into a group of people after an argument with 25-year-old Adolfo Yepez, who McKenzie claims stole his chain allegedly given to him by 50 Cent.
Yepez, who was also arrested after running into local authorities, told cops McKenzie had threatened him with a gun before shooting it into the air. Police said no one was injured in the incident, but witnesses have come forward to identify McKenzie as the gunman.
He was charged with one count of unlawful discharge of a firearm and reckless endangerment in the first degree.Yepez faces charges of third degree robbery after police found the chain on his person.
Nancy Mulroy, a Police spokeswoman said: "We are not going to tolerate people, whoever they are, firing any kind of fire arm randomly out in the city of Hartford. It was fortunate no one was injured." Both men have been released on bond but are due in court to face their charges on August 14th.