Rapper Lontrell Williams, who goes by the stage name Pooh Shiesty, is facing federal charges in connection with a shooting at a hotel in Miami. Williams is currently being held in federal custody for a string of charges surrounding the alleged robbery and shooting.

The 21-year-old made his first appearance in court on Tuesday after the FBI indicted him and two other men for discharging a firearm during a violent crime, conspiracy and robbery under a law regulating commerce.

Last October, Williams, Jayden Darosa and Bobby Brown allegedly arrived at the Landon Hotel in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida in order to buy “high-end athletic sneakers” and marijuana. The criminal complaint by Miami-Dade FBI Detective Elio Garcia states that Williams was driving a McLaren that he had rented from one of the victims. In addition to the purchases of marijuana and sneakers, he went to the hotel in order to negotiate the cost of the rental down.

The transaction ended badly, however, as surveillance camera footage captured Williams and Brown shooting one man in the hip and the other in the butt before leaving the scene. As they left, a Louis Vuitton bag with $40,912 in cash fell out of the car.


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In addition to identification by one of the victims, law enforcement used Williams’ Instagram account to trace him back to the scene of the crime. The rapper had posted pictures earlier with the same Louis Vuitton bag stuffed with hundred-dollar bills that fell out of the vehicle.

Williams was initially charged and released on bond for the incident but was arrested again in June after allegedly shooting a strip club security guard in the ankle in May.

His next court appearance will be on July 6 at the Southern District of Florida Court in Miami.

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