Bronx, New York rapper Cory Gunz was arrested yesterday (January 28), after police found him in possession of a loaded handgun.
Police caught the rapper with a loaded, unregistered Taurus .9mm handgun.
Cory Gunz, born Peter Pankey Jr., is currently in custody in the Bronx.
His father, rapper Peter Gunz, told MTV News that his son was the victim of an illegal search.
“It was definitely an illegal search,” Peter Gunz told MTV News.
Peter Gunz further elaborated on his 24-year-old son’s arrest.
The rapper was exiting a cab when plain clothes officers aggressively approached him.
“He just got out of a cab and police ran up on him and they were in plainclothes,” Peter Gunz told the New York Daily News. “He didn’t know they were cops – he thought he was getting robbed.”
Peter Gunz said his son was currently in Central Booking, where he is being processed.
Although its his first offense, Corey’s father is worried that New York’s strict anti-gun laws will have an adverse affect on his son’s career.
The same laws sent Lil Wayne, the CEO of Young Money, Cory’s label, to jail for eight months in 2010.
“At the end of the day, there’s a reason for everything, but at the same time, in New York, it’s mandatory jail time,” Peter Gunz told MTV News. “To go to a precinct and see your son, your junior, in handcuffs, it’s heartbreaking. Anytime you see your child in jail, in the cell, in handcuffs, it’s very hard.”
Even though its his first offense, Cory Gunz faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 3 and 1/2 years in prison.