Taxstone’s DNA Reportedly Found On Gun Used In Troy Ave Shooting


(AllHipHop News) Daryl “Taxstone” Campbell was taken into custody on Monday in connection with the shooting which left Brooklyn rapper Roland “Troy Ave” Collins injured and his bodyguard Ronald “Banga” McPhatter dead.

According to the New York Times, Taxstone’s DNA was found on the gun used in the violent Irving Plaza encounter from last year.

The evidence was apparently discovered on the 9-millimeter Kel-Tec semi-automatic handgun’s trigger, hand grip, and magazine.

Taxstone was reportedly seen on video in the green room with Troy Ave and McPhatter prior to the gunfire breaking out.

DNA from Troy Ave was also detected on the firearm.

The “Bang Bang” rhymer is on video firing shots inside the venue, but Troy insists he was acting in self-defense.

Taxstone had been involved in a feud with Troy Ave, and the New York Police Department believes Taxstone publicly threatened Troy before the shooting.

“Man, I don’t know what happened with that situation,” said Taxstone last June about the Irving Plaza incident.

The popular Tax Season podcast host and social media personality was arrested on federal weapons possession charges.

Taxstone is expected to be formally arraigned this week.

He previously served time in state prison for attempted weapons possession and attempted robbery.