Podcaster Taxtone’s trial date has finally been set.
His trial will begin November 2, 2021.
Taxstone e was arrested in 2017 in connection with the Irving Plaza shooting following a T.I.. He’s still on Rikers awaiting trial on murder charges.
Troy Ave pointed the finger at Taxstone in an interview with AllHipHop in 2019.
“S##t, everybody knows what happened. It ain’t even nothing to argue. It’s right there, the proof is in the pudding. The proof is in black and white paperwork, in the FBI paperwork. I don’t even have to argue anything, it’s there. They see that it’s not my gun, I never brought no gun in the club. DNA evidence proves that, so where’d I get it from?” he said.
“I got it from the assailant [Taxstone]. I didn’t make this up, we didn’t splice the genetics on the one gun. They should just free Troy Ave. If this were to happen somewhere else, I would have been a hero. Because if you look at it, I saved mad people from getting shot. There’s three other victims, more people could have died. If I didn’t do what I did, fought the gun away and wrestled — it’s fight or flight. I chose to fight.”
Troy Ave is reported to be taking the stand against Taxstone during the trial. He was shot during the incident.