Taxstone Arrested for Firearm Possession and Irving Plaza Shooting

Posted: January 16, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Taxstone (Darryl Campbell) was arrested Monday morning for alleged involvement in last year’s shooting at New York’s Irving Plaza that left one man dead and several wounded.

The arrest occurred without incident in Brooklyn. Authorities revealed that the Hip-Hop personality had a federal warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm, and by the NYPD for unspecified charges relating to the Irving Plaza incident.

Last May, Taxstone and Troy Ave (Ronald Collins) got into a fistfight backstage at the Irving Plaza venue. The fight turned deadly as gunfire left Troy wounded and his friend and bodyguard, BSB Banga (Ronald McPhatter), dead. Troy would later be charged with firearm possession and attempted murder after cameras caught him firing a gun inside the venue. He has pleaded not guilty and a trial is pending.

The gun, a 9-millimeter Kel-Tec, was traced to a Florida owner who told authorities he gave the firearm to one of Taxstone’s associates in 2015. Although Taxstone and Troy Ave’s DNA was found on the weapon, neither man was named as BSB Banga’s killer in the federal complaint.

Last month, Troy Ave was shot again in an unrelated incident.

Taxstone’s record includes a previous conviction on weapons and robbery charges. He served 18 months on the original sentence then eight months for parole violation in 2010. Another violation in 2012 yielded an 11-day sentence.

 

 

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