Troutman, N.C. — 911 calls released in a shooting that happened at North Carolina rapper DaBaby’s home near Charlotte Wednesday night show that a person was shot for trespassing.
Police have not accused DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, of the shooting. Authorities did confirm that Kirk was home at the time of the shooting.
The gunman called 911 to say that he shot an intruder on Wednesday night.
“I shot him in his leg,” the 911 caller said. “He was trespassing on my property.”
Officers found the victim at Kirk’s home and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Police said the person who was shot is not from the area and was not a guest at the property.
“Just like any other property owner, they’re entitled to their right to secure their property and make sure nobody comes in,” according to Troutman Police Chief Josh Watson.
911 calls released to WCNC were redacted and the voice of the caller was altered.
The home, which is in the small town of Troutman just north of Charlotte, is surrounded by a tall concrete wall and security gate. Signs displaying “No Trespassing” and “We have guns and shovels” are posted around the property.
DaBaby recently made headlines after making disparaging comments about gay men and HIV during a performance at a Miami music festival. He is also known for beefing with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in 2019 after being detained on minor drug charges.