On July 13, Taxstone was indicted for the murder of Troy Ave’s bodyguard and friend Ronald “Banga” McPhatter. McPhatter was shot and killed during the shootout that occurred at Irving Plaza during T.I.’s May 2016 show in New York City.
Tax was charged with second-degree murder for his involvement in the shooting. According to DNAInfo, Tax pleaded not guilty during a hearing on July 13. Last month Taxstone plead guilty to federal weapon charges after admitting to carrying a firearm as a felon. Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office claim that he brought the gun that killed Ron McPhatter into Irving Plaza that night.
Last month, Taxstone plead guilty to two federal weapon charges after admitting to possessing a firearm as a felon and receiving a
If convicted, Taxstone could face up to 20 years in a federal prison. Meanwhile, Troy Ave is still out on bail and under house arrest for his involvement in the shooting. Ave was arrested and charged with attempted murder and weapons charges after surveillance footage of the rapper shooting a gun in the venue.