DaBaby Sentenced to One Year of Probation for Walmart Shooting Case
DaBaby has received sentencing for a shooting he was involved in at a Huntersville, N.C. Walmart last November.
Speaking with North Carolina's The Charlotte Observer Friday (June 28), Mecklenburg District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Meghan McDonald said the 2019 XXL Freshman has been found guilty of carrying a concealed firearm, and as result of that judgment, he's been sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation. The publication says police tell them they don't plan to pursue any other charges against DaBaby.
This news arrives nearly three months after it was reported that DaBaby's charge for carrying a concealed firearm was dropped because a witness didn't appear in court. Prosecutors in the state are allowed to re-charge a defendant if that happens, and so that's what they did in the case of DaBaby.
Last November, DaBaby was arrested for the shooting, but he was never charged with the death of 19-year-old Jalyn Domonique Craig, who was shot and killed in the Walmart fight. DaBaby, born Jonathan Kirk, was never charged with the killing, but he was hit with the misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed firearm. It's unclear why he wasn't charged for the killing, but in an Instagram story he posted after the shooting, DaBaby maintained that he was acting in self-defense.
In the story, DaBaby confirmed that he was involved with the shooting and said that the safety of not only himself but his family was threatened when someone approached him in the Walmart.
"These niggas see me buying baby clothes and these niggas wanna come and show me how tough they is and shit," DaBaby said without saying that he'd actually fired a gun. "Come on, my nigga, quit playing. I really don't give a fuck how y'all feel. A nigga tried to take my life in front of my 1-year-old daughter."
You can watch a video of DaBaby explaining the altercation below. XXL has reached out to the Mecklenburg District Attorney's Office for comment.
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