DaBaby‘s legal team says folks are wrong for jumping to conclusions over a recently surfaced video of the rapper shooting and killing a man at a Walmart … they say it actually supports the rapper’s defense.
Here’s the deal … Rolling Stone published surveillance footage Sunday from the 2018 fatal shooting in North Carolina, and the article appeared to question DaBaby’s self-defense narrative.
DaBaby shot and killed 19-year-old Jaylin Craig in 2018, a shooting the rapper claims was in self-defense.
DaBaby’s lawyers, Drew Findling and Marissa Goldberg, tell TMZ … the video was reviewed by prosecutors back in 2018 … and they concluded DaBaby acted in self-defense and therefore was not prosecuted for homicide.
We’re told the video was even viewed by a Mecklenburg County judge in connection with a misdemeanor charge for not having the proper permits for his gun.
As for the self-defense part, DaBaby told cops the victim and another accomplice were following him around the Walmart store, and allegedly threatened him and flashed a gun … causing him to feel the need to protect himself.
The rapper’s attorney tells us, “Witnesses were interviewed and corroborated Mr. Kirk’s statement. The entirety of the surveillance video was viewed and determined to corroborate Mr. Kirk’s statement … Mr. Kirk was protecting himself and his family at the time of the shooting.”