According to courtroom paperwork, Z-Ro alleges Trae Tha Truth sucker punched him throughout a fight exterior of a restaurant in east downtown Houston.
Trae Tha Truth, whose actual identify is Frazier O. Thompson, was charged with assault on Dec. 27 and is at the moment out on bond.
According to courtroom paperwork, on Aug. 27 at 11 p.m., a police officer working an additional job noticed Z-Ro, whose actual identify is Joseph McVey, concerned in a fight with a gaggle of males exterior of the Kim Son restaurant on Jefferson Street near St. Emanuel Street in east downtown Houston.
Investigators contacted McVey on Sept. 3 to comply with up on his case. Detectives mentioned they discovered a video that had been posted the day earlier than by TMZ on YouTube that confirmed the alleged assault. The video confirmed McVey being hit and kicked whereas he was on the bottom, protecting his face to guard himself.
Police mentioned they recognized a person carrying an orange shirt in the video as Thompson. The video confirmed him on prime of McVey, punching him in the top whereas others have been additionally hitting him.
Police mentioned the video additionally reveals two different males who they’ve recognized as assaulting McVey. One of them may very well be seen reaching down and choosing up a chunk of bijou that had slipped off McVey’s wrist as he was being assaulted.
On Sept. 20, McVey offered an announcement to police in regards to the video and the theft of his jewellery, courtroom paperwork state. McVey advised police he arrived on the restaurant simply after 10 p.m. and went to fulfill with an artist on his label.
McVey advised police he had later walked out of the restaurant and noticed the group of males and seen Thompson. McVey mentioned he started taking images with followers after which he was approached by Thompson, who requested him when he was achieved taking images to fulfill with him.
McVey advised police he later went to fulfill with Thompson who was standing subsequent to a van exterior the car parking zone. He then mentioned he was sucker punched by Thompson.
According to courtroom paperwork, that is when the others joined in, and McVey was thrown to the bottom. He mentioned whereas he was on the bottom, the jewellery fell off and was taken by one of many males. He added that his sun shades, watch and the bracelet was taken.
McVey mentioned he was ultimately capable of stand up and that is when he noticed uniformed police separate the group from him, courtroom paperwork state. McVey added that he suffered a watch damage when Thompson punched him.
McVey advised police he has recognized Thompson since 1996 and was capable of establish him as his alleged attacker.
Thompson is predicted to seem again in courtroom on Jan. 6.