The arrest of Comb's protégé Jamal "Shyne" Barrow — following the crash at Ninth Avenue and 19th Street in Manhattan that seriously injured two people in the Jeep Cherokee — halted jury selection yesterday in their sensational trial.
Barrow was allowed to go free last night when a judge refused to raise his bail by $2,500 as requested by prosecutors.
At his arraignment, Barrow was warned to be back in court today for an appearance in the Combs trial. He is charged in connection with the shooting last December inside Club New York that injured three revelers.
According to police, Barrow was traveling south on Ninth Avenue in his girlfriend's Mercedes around midnight after spending time at a West 53rd Street recording studio.
The Jeep's driver, Mark McKenzie, 37, of Connecticut, and his passenger, Amy Bingaman, 24, suffered internal injuries and were taken to St. Vincent's Hospital where they were listed in stable condition.
Barrow, who was not injured, was charged with driving with a suspended license. Both drivers claimed they had a green light.