Hip-hop podcaster Taxstone, real name Daryl Campbell, has reportedly pleaded guilty Thursday (June 15) to two federal weapons counts from the 2016 Irving Plaza shooting. Billboard has reached out to Campbell’s lawyer for comment.
According to the New York Daily News, Campbell — who was arrested earlier this year — copped to possessing a firearm as a felon and receiving a firearm in interstate commerce. The May 25, 2016, shooting took place before a scheduled T.I. concert, leaving three injured — including rapper Troy Ave, with whom Taxstone had a public beef — and Troy Ave’s bodyguard Ronald McPhatter dead.
While the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office did not charge the 31-year-old, who hosts the interview podcast Tax Season, with murder, prosecutors told the judge that Campbell brought a firearm to the venue and fired multiple shots, including the one that killed McPhatter.
Campbell faces up to 20 years in prison.