The 22-year-old Shmoney Dance hit-maker was arrested in December 2014 on conspiracy, reckless endangerment and gun possession charges and remained behind bars for nearly two years on $2million bond. Shmurda appeared in court on Friday along with his friends Chad Marshall and Nicholas McCoy, who accepted the same deal. After a fixed seven year sentence, Shmurda will be on probation for another five years, the New York Daily News reports.
Shmurda was arrested after leaving a recording studio near Radio City Music Hall on December 17, 2014. Police found two handguns and a small amount of crack cocaine in a car the three friends were riding in, authorities said.
A 15-person indictment named Shmurda as the leader of the G Stone Crips, also known as GS9, whose members were charged with 69-counts including murder, attempted murder, assault and drug dealing. The gang left one rival dead outside a Brooklyn bodega, and injured an innocent bystander sitting on a folding chair outside a home, according to the police.
The GS9 members were cited in various shootings in New York City as well as a Miami, Florida nightclub, authorities said. Police also seized 21 guns during the investigation.