Person shot outside DaBaby’s mansion

Person shot outside DaBaby’s mansion in Troutman, police say

By Media Music News – April 14, 2022

An individual was shot and injured outside the home of hip hop star DaBaby in Troutman Wednesday evening, according to the Troutman Police Department.

Cops said officers responded to the rapper‘s property on Stillwater Road around 7:45 p.m. to a report of a shooting.

Officers on the scene found a person hurt from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, authorities said. The person was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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Troutman Police confirmed Thursday that the mansion belongs to Charlotte-native DaBaby and that the rapper was home at the time of the shooting.

Authorities have not revealed information about what led up to the occurrence and have not identified the people involved in the shooting.

Media Music News is continuing to go after additional information.

DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, was also involved in a shooting incident back in 2018 at a local Walmart.

In 2018, 19-year-old Jaylin Craig was shot and killed at a Walmart in Huntersville. Police said a brawl broke out before the incident.

In an Instagram video, the hip hop star specified he was shopping for clothes for his daughter but never said a brawl took place.

“Two dudes walk in on you and your whole family, threatening y’all, whip out on y’all, let me see what y’all going to do,” DaBaby said in the video. “When the story comes out and the footage comes out will show y’all how I was in there with my 1-year-old daughter and my 5-year-old, my baby mama, buying my baby some more winter clothes. A dude sees me buying baby clothes and wants to show me how tough he is.”

A misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon against Dababy was dropped after a key witness failed to show up in Mecklenburg County Court.

Craig’s family told Media Music News they were devastated when charges were dropped.

His parents said Jaylin was a fan of the hip hop artist.

“We feel like we didn’t get any justice. To have the guy look at us in court with a smirk, like he won that battle,” mom Lawana Horsley mentioned. 

The family was left broken-hearted after the charges were dismissed.

“Angry, upset,” said Jaylin’s father Curtis Craig. 

Jaylin’s parents mentioned they saw a security footage that appear to show their son trying to diffuse the fight before he was shot and killed.

The family says a key witness, a Walmart employee, did not appear in court to testify. Also not seen in court was the Walmart security video.

In 2019 the rapper did not speak to the media when he was dismissed from the courtroom after his charge was dropped.

The district attorney mentioned at the time that no other charges would be filed in the deadly shooting.

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