Puff Daddy and Shyne Plead Not Guilty
New York Assistant District Attorney Matthew Bogdanos gestures toward defense attorney Benjamin Brafman, as Judge Charles H. Solomon hears rap artist Jamal Barrow, better known as Shyne, plead "not guilty" in a nightclub shooting that took place on December 27, 1999. Shyne and his mentor Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs had been charged with the crime. Jennifer Lopez, who had been detained with Combs, her then boyfriend, was released an hour later. Standing with Barrow are rapper Combs and his bodyguard Anthony Jones. On March 16, 2001, Combs and Jones were acquitted in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, while the jury found his protégé Barrow guilty of reckless endangerment and illegal possession of a firearm.