Taxstone pleads guilty to federal gun charges in Irving Plaza Incident


By Jack Barnes

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.

The gunplay on Irving Plaza’s third floor left three injured — including Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave, with whom Taxstone openly had a beef.

Troy Ave’s bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter, died in the crossfire.

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. Read More…


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