The Game Hit With Felony Charges; Faces Five Years In Prison

Criminal charges were officially filed against The Game today (June 4) in connection with a February altercation during a game of basketball in Los Angeles.

Prosecutors claim that The Game, born Jayceon Taylor, was involved in an altercation in which he allegedly punched a player on the opposing team and then pulled a gun out of his red Cadillac Escalade and threatened to shoot the unnamed victim.

The incident took place Feb. 24 at the Rita Walters Educational Learning Complex.

In May, Los Angeles Police Department officers searched his suburban Glendale, California home seeking evidence in connection with the altercation.

The Game was previously arrested in connection with the incident and released on $50,000 bail.

Today he was charged with making a felony count of making a criminal threat, felony possession of a firearm in a school zone and a felony count of exhibiting a firearm in the presence of an officer.

The rapper will be arraigned on Tuesday (June 5) and faces up to five years in prison.