Taxstone Pleads Guilty to Gun Charges in Troy Ave Shooting


After being arrested earlier this year, in connection with the 2016 Irving Plaza shooting in NYC where rapper Troy Ave was shot, hip-hop personality Tax Stone had his day in court this week.

According to the New York Daily News, Tax (born Daryl Campbell) pleaded guility to two federal gun charges on Thursday (June 15) — including possessing a firearm as a felon and receiving a firearm in interstate commerce.

The shooting at Irving Plaza took place during a T.I. concert inside the venue’s green room. It left three injured — including Troy Ave, whom Taxstone has beefed with in the past.

Troy’s bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter, died.

The Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office chose not to charge Taxstone with murder, but did tell the judge that he “fired one shot that killed Ronald McPhatter” as well as additional shots during the confrontation.

Taxstone faces up to 20 years in prison.