Daystar Peterson, a rap artist known as Tory Lanez, was convicted on Dec. 23 of multiple charges in the 2020 shooting of music artist Megan Thee Stallion in the Hollywood Hills, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
After seven hours of deliberation, jurors found Peterson guilty of one count of assault with an automatic firearm, and special allegations that he caused great bodily injury and used a firearm. Peterson also was convicted of one count of carrying an unregistered loaded firearm in a vehicle and one count of discharging a firearm with gross negligence. Peterson was immediately remanded into custody after the verdict.
Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete, was shot in the foot by Petersen during an argument following a party on July 12, 2020, in the Hollywood Hills. Petersen and Pete were friends at the time and left the party together in an SUV. Evidence presented during trial showed that Peterson shot multiple times at the victim’s feet and wounded her.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled on Jan. 27. Peterson faces a maximum sentence of 22 years and eight months in prison.