Popular podcaster Taxstone has pleaded guilty to federal gun charges for his role in the Irving Plaza shooting last May that left one man dead and three people including rapper Troy Ave wounded.
NY Daily News reports:
A hip-hop personality implicated in the fatal May 2016 Irving Plaza shooting pleaded guilty Thursday to two federal weapons counts.
Daryl Campbell, who uses the name “Taxstone,” copped to possessing a firearm as a felon and receiving a firearm in interstate commerce relating to the May 25, 2016 shootout.
While the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office did not charge Campbell, 31, with a federal murder charge, they told Judge Lorna Schofield he brought a firearm to Irving Plaza and “fired one shot that killed Ronald McPhatter” as well as additional shots during the confrontation.
Campbell faces up to 20 years in federal lockup.
Prosecutors have also reportedly discovered Taxstone‘s DNA on the murder weapon. Troy Ave’s DNA was also found on the gun as well. For his role, Ave has been charged with attempted murder and faces time as well. Ave has said in court, and on his mixtape, that he wrestled the gun away from “the shooter” and shot back in self-defense.
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