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Person shot dead outside DaBaby’s home in North Carolina, police say


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A person was shot and injured on a football field outside rapper DaBaby’s home in North Carolina, authorities said Thursday. Another person who called 911 told police the victim was an intruder, according to reports.

DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, was home at the time with at least one other person, Troutman Police Chief Josh Watson told The Associated Press. The chief did not say who was shot or who fired, citing an ongoing investigation. He clarified that the injured person’s injuries were not life threatening.

FILE – DaBaby attends the world premiere of “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” in New York on July 15, 2021. Authorities say a person was shot and injured at rapper DaBaby’s home in North Carolina. The Troutman Police Department said the shooting happened Wednesday night, April 13, 2022, and the person’s injuries were not life-threatening. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

According to audio of a 911 call provided to WSOC-TV, an unidentified person told police, “I shot him in the leg.”

” OKAY. And why did you do that? asked the dispatcher.

“He’s encroaching on my property,” the man told the dispatcher, according to WSOC-TV. “I don’t know why he’s here. What he’s here to take. What he’s here to do. He’s neutralized until you get here.”

Troutman, located in Iredell County, is 35 miles north of Charlotte.

Kirk has a history with shooting incidents. In 2010, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of concealed possession of a weapon after a fatal shooting at a Walmart in Huntersville, North Carolina, just south of Troutman. He did not face charges in the shooting.

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Police arrested the rapper last year after he brought a loaded gun to an upscale store on Rodeo Drive.

Troutman police did not immediately respond to an after-hours request for comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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