UPDATE 1/17/2017: Taxstone appeared in court on Tuesday, where he reportedly posted $500,000 bail to be released. While details are still scarce, DNA Info is reporting that investigators found traces of Tax's DNA on the gun in question. Additionally, prosecutors said Tax "shot the fatal shot." U.S. Attorney Hagen Scotten also cited alleged threats Taxstone made against Troy Ave on his own podcast, Revolt TVreported. Tax has yet to release a statement on the matter.
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Taxstone, host of the Tax Season podcast, has been arrested for "alleged involvement" in last year's Irving Plaza shooting. Law enforcement officials said Taxstone was arrested by U.S. Marshals and the New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force on Monday morning in Brooklyn without incident, NBC New Yorkreported.
Taxstone, whose real name is Daryl Campbell, was reportedly wanted on a federal warrant charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Additionally, Taxstone was wanted by the New York Police Department in connection with the 2016 Irving Plaza shooting that left Troy Ave injured and bodyguard Ronald McPhatter dead.
The shooting took place inside a green room at the 1,025-capacity venue ahead of a scheduled T.I. performance last May:
"The video does not show everything nor explain what happened in the VIP room before Troy came running out, as a victim, after he was shot," an attorney for Troy Ave, who was reportedly cleared of a murder charge after being indicted on 5 other felonies, told TMZ in June.
In September, concert attendees sued Live Nation and Irving Plaza for allegedly causing them "serious physical injuries and mental anguish." The plaintiffs, TMZ reported at the time, echoed Troy Ave's criticisms and said that inadequate security measures were to blame for the incident. The attendees added that the ensuing chaos caused them to be trampled as fellow concertgoers rushed to the exits.