Taxstone Pleads Not Guilty To Gun Charges Related Deadly Shootout With Troy Ave


(AllHipHop News) Popular podcaster Taxstone appeared in court yesterday (February 24), to face charges related to a deadly shooting at Irving Plaza last year.

Taxstone, born Daryl Campbell, has pleaded not guilty to federal gun charges related to the May 21, 2016 incident.

That was the day Taxstone and Troy Ave had an altercation just before a T.I. concert in a green room at the famed venue.

The two men confronted each other, shots were fired and four people, including Troy Ave, were struck by bullets.

Troy’s bodyguard and childhood friend Ronald “Banga” McPhatter” was struck in the stomach and killed during the melee, which went viral after police released footage of Troy blasting away at Taxstone in the middle of the packed venue.

Police claim Taxstone brought the 9mm Kel-Tec handgun used in the shooting to the venue since they believe an friend of Tax’s bought the gun from another person in Florida.

Investigators say both Taxstone and Troy Ave’s DNA is on the murder weapon, but neither man has been charged with murder.

However, Troy Ave faces an attempted murder charge, which he has also pleaded not guilty to.

Troy Ave is currently out on $500,000 bail, while Taxstone is still behind bars, although he could be released on bail shortly, according to his lawyer Ken Montgomery.