Taxstone isn’t getting out of jail anytime soon. The Hip-Hop podcaster has been indicted for murder in the Irving Plaza shooting that left Troy Ave’s bodyguard, Ronald “Banga” McPhatter, dead.
According to DNAInfo New York, Taxstone, born Daryl Campbell, was charged with second degree murder for the shooting death of McPhatter, 33, on May 25, 2016 at Irving Plaza. The shooting allegedly occurred during an altercation between Taxstone and Troy Ave, who had been engaged in a bitter feud.
Portions of the now infamous shooting were caught on surveillance footage. A man who certainly looks like Troy Ave, who is out on bail, can be seen licking off shots in Irving Plaza during a show that was being headlined by T.I.
Taxstone pleaded not guilty during today’s (July 13) hearing.
Prosecutors have reportedly linked the gun used in the shooting back to Taxstone. Last month, he pled guilty to federal gun charges for which he faces up to a 20-year sentence. Prosecutors also claim that a witness fingered Taxstone as the shooter of McPhatter.
This story is developing.