Ronald “Banga” McPhatter, Troy Ave’s bodyguard, was killed by Daryl Campbell, who is professionally called Taxstone, in Irving Plaza, New York City shooting in 2016. The rapper was convicted of manslaughter on Thursday.
A Manhattan jury found Taxstone guilty of shooting and killing Ronald McPhatter and seriously injuring three others. Troy Ave was also injured in the incident. Campbell will be sentenced next month.
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The shooting took place at T.I’s 2016 concert in ew York City’s Irving Plaza. A New York State Supreme Court jury found the rapper guilty of manslaughter, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Campbell and Ave had a feud. When the shooting broke, McPhatter was shot in the chest. Troy sued the venue and Live Nation over lack of security.
“Daryl Campbell was convicted of killing a man and shooting three others during a tragic and deadly confrontation in a packed New York City music venue,” District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in a statement.
“In addition to seriously injuring his rival and killing his rival’s bodyguard, Mr. Campbell shot innocent bystanders and put hundreds of other lives at risk. We will vigorously prosecute anyone who commits this type of deadly violence.”
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Who was Ronald ‘Banga’ McPhatter?
McPhatter was Troy Ave’s bodyguard. In an interview with DNAinfo, Jaime Albert, his sister, blamed Troy Ave for her brother’s untimely death. She added that neither she nor her family had even heard about the feud until seeing it on the news.
“We hold him responsible for the death of our brother. My family is not trying to stop kids from getting money, but we don’t want him to use our brother as a publicity stunt. We didn’t get a call, none of us were aware of it until we saw it in the news. We’ve done nothing to him, but he’s exploited our family and this tragedy in such a negative way,” she continued. “He used our brother as a human bulletproof vest. Instead of apologizing, he bashes us and he disrespects and he talks down on us. We’ve been too gracious about some of the things that happened to our little brother,” she added.