Darryl Campbell, better known as the rapper and hip-hop podcaster Taxstone, was found guilty of manslaughter on Thursday in New York in connection with the shooting death of a bodyguard in 2016 in Irving Plaza. The incident occurred during one of Campbell’s performances.
A jury in Manhattan found Taxstone guilty of shooting and killing Ronald McPhatter and seriously injuring three others.
He will be sentenced next month for what District Attorney Alvin Bragg termed a “tragic and murderous fight in a packed New York City music venue.”
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Prosecutors claim that the shooting occurred as a result of a long-running dispute between Taxstone and Roland Collins, better known as the rapper Troy Ave, who testified against him. McPhatter served as security for Troy Avenue.
Rapper TI was performing when the shots were fired. Troy Ave was scheduled to give a performance.