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Rap personality Taxstone arrested in connection deadly T.I. concert shooting in NYC

January 16, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Rap personality Taxstone arrested in connection deadly T.I. concert shooting in NYC

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NYPD detectives arrested rap personality Taxstone on Monday on federal weapons charges in connection with the May 2016  fatal shooting death at a T.I. concert in Manhattan.

Sources said Taxstone, who’s real name is Daryl Campbell, remained silent as he was picked up by police at the home of his aunt early Monday in the East New York section of Brooklyn and transported by NYPD detectives to Gramercy Park’s 13th Precinct in Manhattan.

Officials said the 31-year-old is scheduled to appear in federal court on Tuesday for his arraignment on charges of weapons possession.

Campbell’s involvement in the high-profile shooting, which also saw rapper Troy Ave injured has remained under heavy scrutiny by investigators, according to a police source.

“He will be arraigned tomorrow, and look forward to reading the complaint from the government,” Campbell’s defense attorney Ken Montgomery confirmed to reporters.

Records show Campbell has a prior rap sheet, which includes previous convictions for weapons and robbery charges in Brooklyn.

Campbell served an 18-month prison bid for the first sentence and had to serve an additional eight months for a 2010 parole violation.

In 2012, another probation violation would see Taxstone behind bars again, although this time only serving 11 days before his sentence was completed, The New York Daily News reported.

Meanwhile, Prosecutors have charged  Troy Ave with attempted murder in connection with the deadly concert shooting which saw his friend and bodyguard Ronald McPhatter killed in the green room at Irving Plaza in May.

Daryl Campbell, aka Taxstone, seen in 2015 with Loyal Duce (left) and Fame School Tell (right). (JOHNNY NUNEZ/WIREIMAGE)

Troy Ave, who’s real name is Roland Collins, pleaded not guilty in the case and has remained free on a  $500,000 bail. He also suffered a gunshot wound to the leg during the incident.

Collins maintained to police investigators he wrestled the gun away from the man who killed McPhatter and fired back in self-defense.

Lawyer Scott Leemon, who represents Troy Ave refused to identify Campbell as the suspect responsible for shooting both McPhatter and his client.

“As I told you day one, Troy was a victim, He was shot by someone else, and his friend and bodyguard died a hero, Leemon said.

Collins suffered another gunshot wound on Christmas Day after an armed suspect opened fire as he sat in his red Maserati with a female friend in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.

Many credit Campbell with helping the careers of such aspiring rappers including Bobby Schmurda, Manolo Rose, and Desiigner.

Within minutes of his arrest, a friend of Campbell wrote on his Facebook page: “Free Taxstone… I know Troy Ave a snitch. smh (shaking my head).”

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