Rap newcomer Bobby Shmurda is breathing a sigh of relief after learning one of his gun charges is set to be dropped by New York police.

The hip-hop star, real name Ackquille Pollard, was arrested in June (14) after allegedly showing off a 9mm Glock pistol in an apartment in Brooklyn.

He was booked for felony criminal possession of a weapon, a crime which carries a sentence of up to 15 years, but his lawyer reveals prosecutors at the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office are preparing to drop the case.

Attorney Howard Greenberg tells Revolt.tv, "(The) Brooklyn D.A. office announced that the gun case in Brooklyn will be dismissed in about two weeks."

However, Shmurda now has a bigger battle to fight - the 20 year old is facing a string of charges, including murder, gun possession, drug dealing and conspiracy, after he was arrested with members of his entourage as part of a gun and drug sting in Manhattan last month (Dec14).

He has pleaded not guilty to the allegations and is due to appear in court on 29 January (15).

The embattled rapper was also slapped with a separate drug possession charge in October (14).

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