The Irving Plaza incident has gained a lot of buzz on the hip-hop streets. During it, Troy Ave was wounded and his friend/bodyguard Ronald “Banga” McPhatter was killed. One other bystander was also injured. Podcaster Taxstone was implicated in the shooting and has been locked up for a few months now.
Today, Taxstone, government name Darryl Campbell, pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a felon and receiving a firearm in interstate commerce in relation to the May 25, 2016 incident. Prosecutors have revealed that they found Taxstone’s DNA on the firearm used, as well as the DNA of Troy Ave and Banga. According to the NY Daily News:
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.
He faces up to 20 years in federal prison.