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An alleged associate of 50 Cent has been arrested on weapons charges after he was mugged for a R724500 chain on Friday.
Dwayne McKenzie, 26, claims he works for the G-Unit rapper - real name Curtis Jackson - and lives in 50 Cent's mansion at Farmington, Hartford, in Connecticut.
He was taken into police custody for firing a .40 calibre handgun into a group of people after an argument with 25-year-old Adolfo Yepez, who McKenzie claims stole his chain allegedly given to him by the In Da Club hitmaker.
Yepez, who was also arrested by local authorities, told the police McKenzie had threatened him with a gun before shooting it into the air.
Police said no one was injured in the incident, but witnesses have come forward to identify McKenzie as the man who fired the gun in public.
He was charged with one count of unlawfully discharging a firearm and recklessly endangering people.
Yepez will face charges of third degree robbery after police found the chain in his possession.
Police spokesman Nancy Mulroy said: "We are not going to tolerate people, whoever they are, firing any kind of firearm randomly in the city of Hartford.It was fortunate no-one was injured."
Both men have been released on bail but will appear in court today to plead to the charges. - Wenn