Antoine Boyd, 22, was also found with a single gunshot wound, officials said. Both were transported to an area hospital for treatment. Officials did not release their conditions, however TMZ reported that Lil TJay underwent emergency surgery.
Officials said the shooting happened after Mohamed Konate tried to rob Lil TJay, Boyd and a third person the rapper was with, 24-year-old Jeffrey Valdez. Both Valdez and Boyd each had an unlawful weapon on them at the time.
Konate was arrested later on Wednesday by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the New York Police Department. His extradition to New Jersey is currently pending, officials said.
He’s charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of armed robbery, two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree aggravated assault.
Boyd and Valdez were both charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and were being held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack awaiting an initial hearing.
Lil Tjay is a Bronx-born rapper with over 7 million followers on Instagram. He rose to fame on Soundcloud and was signed by Columbia Records in 2018. His debut album, “True 2 Myself” peaked at No. 5 on the US Billboard 200.