New York rapper Shyne was released today after serving more than eight years for his role in a shooting in 1999 involving Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and actress Jennifer Lopez. Shyne, whose real name is Jamal Barrow, was charged in March 2001 for attempted murder, assault and reckless endangerment.
The rapper admitted firing a gun at Club New York, but said he was acting in self defense and that another gunman shot the two victims wounded. He faced a maximum of 25 years in prison . He was sentenced to only 10 years, which began on 1 June 2001 and ended today. He will continue with a lengthy parole service.
A member of the Clinton Correctional Facility staff confirmed his early release.