hired private investigators to inspect the details of a recent robbery/shooting
outside a Chelsea-area eatery, where NBA star Sebastian Telfair was robbed of
a $50,000 gold chain and the rapper was shot in the leg.Fabolous’
attorney Alberto Ebanks said he hired private detectives primarily to clear himself
of weapons-possession charges he and three associated are facing, after police
found two illegal guns in his car.Officers
stopped Fabolous' 2005 Dodge Magnum, as friends were rushing him to the hospital,
after the rapper was shot in the the thigh near Sean "Diddy" Combs'
Justin's restaurant. "He
was shot. I think that's the classic definition of a victim," Ebanks told
the New York Post, following a hearing in Manhattan Criminal Court. Fabolous'
arrest occurred shortly after Telfair, a Boston Celtics point guard, was robbed
of his necklace in a parking lot near Justin’s.Police
believe Telfair was allegedly robbed by members of the rapper's entourage. Investigators
looked at surveillance footage that captured the incident, but said the tapes
were too dark and grainy and would likely be "of little use."Telfair
missed the second half of a game against the New York Knicks on Tuesday because
he was asked to view several lineups, one of which included Fabolous and his three
was unable to pick out anyone possibly responsible for the robbery. Telfair denied
that he was under investigation for Fabolous' shooting."I
wasn't being investigated for any shooting," he said at the Celtics' practice
facility in Waltham, Mass. "My necklace was snatched from my neck."Sebastian
Telfair is the cousin of fellow NBA star Stephon Marbury. When
asked about the parking lot incident, Marbury said, “He's my little cousin.
That's my little cousin...Somebody put a gun to him. [If] somebody put a gun to
one of your family members, wouldn't you be concerned?"Representative
for Telfair have said he's cooperating fully with police.