Police responded to a reported shooting at DaBaby's home around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. When officers got to the property, they found a person who'd been shot. The victim, who hasn't been identified, was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to be OK.
Troutman Police Chief Josh Watson confirmed that DaBaby and one other person were at the home at the time of the shooting. Watson could not confirm if DaBaby was directly involved in the incident.
Police said the shooting happened outside of DaBaby's house on the property but wouldn't confirm where the shooting occurred at the compound. Watson said the person who was shot doesn't live in the area and wasn't a guest of DaBaby or any other property along Stillwater Road.
Thursday, Iredell County Emergency Communications released a redacted 911 call. The caller is not identified but told the operator he shot a man in his leg after the man trespassed on the property. The caller goes on to say the victim is bleeding but is breathing, and tells dispatchers they will wait for the police to arrive.
"He's neutralized until you guys get here," the caller said.
The voices in the call have been altered to protect the identities, according to Iredell County Emergency Communications.
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After the shooting Wednesday, police said they believed this was an "isolated incident" and there is no threat to the community. However, because the investigation is ongoing, the police department is unable to provide any additional information on the incident.
A tall concrete wall surrounds the outside of the property along the road. On Thursday, security could be seen inside the gate of DaBaby's property. Signs displaying "No Trespassing" and "We have guns and shovels" are posted around the property.
“Just like, you know, any other property owner they’re entitled to their right to secure their property and make sure nobody comes in," Watson said.
The district attorney's office in Iredell County is investigating and will determine what charges, if any, should be filed in this case, Watson added.
On Friday, DaBaby took to his Instagram account and posted a cryptic message about the incident using a clip from the 2002 film "Paid in Full". The caption included expletives and stated, "Buddy ain't deserve to go, I step righteously. Heal up & live my boy!"
Troutman is a town of fewer than 3,000 people located north of Charlotte, North Carolina. DaBaby's elusive home was featured in a 2021 YouTube video.
The dispute resulted in Curiel being served with a criminal summons for simple assault.
At the end of 2019, DaBaby was detained and cited by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana and resisting arrest. The charges were later dropped.
In 2020, DaBaby returned to his hometown of Charlotte to host a forum featuring former Carolina Panther Thomas Davis.