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Man pleads guilty after fatal shooting at TI show venue

18 Juin 2017

Taxstone, a popular and controversial pocast host, pleaded guilty Thursday in connection to the May 25 shooting at Irving Plaza that killed one and wounded three others.

The May 2016 shooting at Irving Plaza happened just before T.I. was to perform. NY rapper Troy Ave and two others were wounded in the shooting and his bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter, was killed.

Hip-hop podcaster Taxstone has pleaded guilty to weapons charges stemming from a fatal shooting at a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza previous year, according to a spokesman for the Manhattan federal prosecutor's office.

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According to the NY Daily News, the Tax Season host, whose real name is Daryl Campbell, had a court hearing Thursday (June 15) where he copped to firearm possession as a felon and admitted to receiving a firearm in interstate commerce in connection to the venue shooting in NYC a year ago. The 31-year-old Campbell pleaded guilty to a pair of federal felony gun charges in connection with the incident, which took the life of Troy Ave's bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter. Troy Ave is the only person seen in surveillance video pointing a gun at the concert, but federal prosecutors say Campbell is the one who brought it there, firing the shot that killed McPhatter.

A judge asked him if he used the weapon. He said he did not. He faces up to 10 years in prison.

A date for Taxstone's sentencing hearing was not immediately available.

Man pleads guilty after fatal shooting at TI show venue