DaBaby’s lawyers claim that the newly released footage of the 2018 Walmart shooting only helps their self-defense case.
Earlier this week, a Rolling Stone report published a surveillance video of the 2018 altercation that led to DaBaby’s deadly shooting in a North Carolina Walmart. In the video, you can see DaBaby (real name Johnathan Kirk) scuffle with Henry Douglas before Jaylin Craig intervenes and is shot and killed by DaBaby.
DaBaby’s lawyers, Drew Findling and Marissa Goldberg, told TMZ that not only did they see the video in 2018, but that it shows that the rapper most definitely acted in self-defense. “Witnesses were interviewed and corroborated Mr. Kirk’s statement,” they said in a statement to the outlet. “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.”
Since the video surfaced, fans were divided on whether the rapper was acting in self-defense. DaBaby responded to a fan defending him on Twitter earlier this week.
“Why are people acting like the 2018 video of Da Baby’s Walmart incident wasn’t already seen by Walmart, The Police, and the courts?,” a Twitter user wrote.
DaBaby responded to the tweet: “Cuz the media got they a– brainwashed.”