Rapper Blueface real name Johnathan Jamall Porter was sentenced Monday for an October 2022 shooting outside of a Las Vegas Strip club.
He received 24 months suspended including 60 months probation.
Rapper “#Blueface” was sentenced Monday for an October 2022 shooting outside of a Las Vegas strip club. Blueface, born #JohnathanJamallPorter, started shooting after a man — later identified as Kentavious Traylor — allegedly made a joke about the famous rapper. A bullet ended up… pic.twitter.com/G6iBOkbaEX
— Law&Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) October 2, 2023
In November of last year, Las Vegas Metro police apprehended the 26-year-old entertainer from Los Angeles, known by his real name, Johnathan Porter, on an attempted murder charge.
Subsequently, a judge granted his release on bail, set at $50,000.
The shooting victim was shot outside of Euphoric Gentlemen’s Club on Windy Road off the Las Vegas Strip on Oct. 8, 2022, documents the 8 News Now Investigators obtained last year said.
According to NewsNow 8 The victim said he recognized Porter in the venue and had spoken “with him earlier in the night.”
The victim said he made a joke about Porter “speaking with some females in a cheap vehicle,” documents said.
“[The victim] was attempting to leave in his truck after the fight and stated the males may have thought he was ‘going for a gun’ and started shooting at him in his truck,” the documents said.
The victim was then shot multiple times in his hand as he drove off, documents said. He survived.
Blueface has been sentenced to 24-60 months in prison…
— K-Dot The Kemist (@KDotTKL) October 2, 2023
They sentenced Blueface to 2-5 years in prison. We’re finally gonna be out the groupchat of him & chrisean 😭
— trey 〽️ (@honestpapito) October 2, 2023
What does ‘suspended sentence’ mean?
When a judge gives a person a suspended sentence of 24 months, it means that the judge has imposed a sentence of 24 months (2 years) in prison or jail, but that sentence is “suspended” or postponed for a specified period of time, during which the individual will not serve the actual time in custody unless they violate certain conditions set by the court.
The specific conditions of a suspended sentence can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the nature of the case, but they typically include requirements such as:
Probation: The person may be placed on probation and required to report to a probation officer regularly.
Good behavior: They must maintain good behavior and avoid committing any new crimes during the suspension period.
Counseling or treatment: The court may order the individual to attend counseling, therapy, or treatment programs, particularly if the offense is related to substance abuse or mental health issues.
Community service: Completing a certain number of community service hours may be a condition of the suspended sentence.
If the individual complies with all the conditions of the suspended sentence during the specified period (in this case, 24 months), they will not serve time in prison or jail.
However, if they violate any of the conditions or commit another offense during this time, the judge may revoke the suspension and order the original prison sentence to be served.
A suspended sentence is a way for the court to give the individual an opportunity to rehabilitate themselves and demonstrate that they can lead a law-abiding life without serving the full prison term, while still holding the threat of imprisonment if they do not meet the specified conditions.