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Shot rapper Fabolous faces gun charges

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NEW YORK (CNN) -- The rapper known as Fabolous, whose legal name is John Jackson, was arraigned Wednesday on multiple weapons charges, according to the Manhattan district attorney's office.

The 28-year-old hit maker was shot in the thigh as he left hip-hop impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' restaurant Justin's at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The rapper's entourage, Kevin Bass, 18; Percell German, 23; and Rascharm Davis, 29 -- all of Brooklyn, New York -- apparently helped the injured Jackson into a 2005 Dodge Magnum.

Police said the car ran a red light, and officers who pulled the men over discovered two loaded guns inside. Both weapons were unlicensed, Sgt. Mike Wysokowski told The Associated Press.

All four men were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a defaced firearm, police said.

The rapper was in police custody Tuesday after being treated at Bellevue Hospital. Police are searching for the shooter.

Manhattan district attorney spokesperson Barbara Thompson said Jackson's next court appearance is Friday, October 20.

A Brooklyn native, Jackson is known for his hits "Breathe" and "Can't Deny it." He has worked with respected hip-hop producers such as Scott Scorch, the Neptunes and Just Blaze.

Pop audiences will recognize him from his rap interlude on Jennifer Lopez's 2005 dance single "Get Right."

Calls made to Jackson's record label, Def Jam Records, were not returned. Jackson is the latest of many rappers who have been shot or involved in gunfights.

Deshaun Holton, the rapper known as Proof and a member of the hip-hop group D12 associated with Eminem, was shot to death in April in Detroit.

In May, the New York Post reported that a gunfight broke out at a Queens barbeque at which G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks -- affiliated with rapper 50 Cent -- was eating. An 18-year-old bystander was hit in the neck, his family told the newspaper.

The same month, a rapper named Jamal "Gravy" Woolard was shot outside New York City's hip-hip radio station Hot 97.

In February 2005, 50 Cent and rapper The Game got into an argument that erupted in gunfire outside the station.

In 2001, a member of another rapper's entourage was shot in the back outside Hot 97. The incident led to rapper L'il Kim serving jail time -- which came to an end with her release earlier this year -- for lying to authorities about the shooting.

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