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News: Taxstone’s DNA Found On Gun Used In Troy Ave, Irving Plaza Shooting

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Podcast host Taxstone was arrested in connection with the Troy Ave, Irving Plaza shooting in NYC last year. Troy Ave’s bodyguard was shot and killed in the incident that was publicized all over social media. Taxstone’s DNA was found on the trigger, hand grip and magazine of the 9-millimeter Kel-Tec semiautomatic handgun that was used in the shooting at the NYC nightclub.

Taxstone was said to have entered the V.I.P. greenroom of the club according to security footage before the shooting, then fleeing the room. The N.Y.P.D says that Taxstone made the statement referring to Troy Ave before the incident, ‘When I see you walking up with six dudes, bang-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba, Try me.’

Mr. Campbell went blind in his left eye after being shot when he was younger; the gun had been so close to him that gunpowder burned his retina. The federal complaint says he spoke publicly of belonging to the Bloods gang. After spending time in state prison on convictions of attempted weapons possession and attempted robbery, he described in interviews being on a mission never to be locked up again.

He was asked in June about rumors that he had been involved in the shooting at Irving Plaza. “Man, I don’t know what happened with that situation,” he said.

Mr. Campbell’s lawyer, Kenneth Montgomery, said he could not discuss the case before learning more about the accusations.“He’s doing as best he can for anybody charged with a federal crime,” Mr. Montgomery said of Mr. Campbell. “He’s a smart young man, and he’s concerned about his family, like anyone would be.”

via NY Times