Prior to Jonathan “DaBaby” Kirk became a superstar and had a bit of a buzz in Charlotte, NC, he fatally shot Jaylin Craig in a Walmart in November 2018 and claimed to be in self-defense. In new footage obtained by Rolling Stone, his claims to protect himself from Craig and his friends are called into question.
DaBaby fatally shot 19-year-old Jaylin Craig in 2018, a shooting the rapper claimed was in self-defense.
New security footage obtained by Rolling Stone shows DaBaby appearing to be the aggressor and contradicts key aspects of his version of events. https://t.co/TGZjJ0Da6o pic.twitter.com/M7kbKur3U9
– philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 25, 2022
In the never-before-seen footage with no sound, you can see DaBaby being approached by two people – Jaylin Douglas and Henry Craig. Moments later, a conflict ensues and DaBaby can be seen attacking Douglas. XXL reported that Craig appeared to be “swinging a weapon in the background but hiding it” during the time of the incident.
The camera pans to a different angle showing the men in the Walmart aisle. At this point, two [DaBaby and Douglas] fought with each other. As the two are arguing, Craig walks over and can be seen trying to break up the situation. XXL also reported that as Craig was approaching the two men, he took out his weapon again.
Then the shot shows DaBaby sliding across the ground with a gun in his right hand, and he appears to pull the trigger. But Craig was shot could not be seen.
If you recall, DaBaby was never charged for the fatal shooting, but he pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon without a license. That allegation was eventually dropped in 2019 because there were “no significant civil witnesses,” XXL reported.
Although the charge was dropped, it was presented again and DaBaby received a suspended sentence of 12 months without supervision and 3 days of probation.
According to Rolling Stone, they were told DaBaby was not charged because they could not prove he did not act in self-defence.
[We] reviewed the police investigation file and agreed with the Huntersville Police Department’s decision not to press further charges against Mr. Kirk, as prosecutors were unable to demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant did not act spontaneously. guard.
As for the footage, it doesn’t appear to have been shown in court, according to Craig’s family.
Craig’s mother, Lawana Horsley, said:
We feel like we didn’t get any justice. Let him look at us in court with a smug grin, as if he’d won that battle.
Following the release of the footage, DaBaby took to Twitter, posting a famous clip of Tyrese, seemingly responding to the new footage.
He also looks at his Instagram stories and adds:
Like damn Bruh… N *** like done taking 30 million for me, lying to me once a week, wants me to lose fights I didn’t start, wants my fine ** BM hates me, YOU WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM MEEE?
The monkeys that are stalking me can’t mess with those who are praying for me! 🖤💪🏾
– DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) April 25, 2022
Roomies, what do you think of this situation?