Tay-K, born Taymor Travon McIntyre, is currently being held in Tarrant County Jail on a 2016 capital murder charge, and the artist is now facing a separate wrongful death lawsuit. The 18-year-old is being sued for $1 million in damages after being accused of murdering Mark Anthony Saldavir in April 2017 outside a San Antonio Chick-fil-A restaurant.
According to ABC 12 KSAT News, Mark’s mother, Lucia Saldavir, filed the 8-page lawsuit to the 131st Judicial District Court on Thursday (June 21). Law enforcement has remained tightlipped on the shooting since Tay-K is listed as a juvenile in the Bexar County system. He was 16 years old at the time of Saldavir’s murder.
The lawsuit alleges that “The Race” rapper shot the 23-year-old after attempting to rob him of his lucrative camera equipment. Lucia claims that her son jumped on the car’s hood to stop the trio, when Tay-K pulled out a handgun and fatally shot Mark Anthony by the drive-thru lane of a San Antonio Chick-fil-A.
Following the killing, Tay-K fled the crime scene before abandoning the vehicle in San Antonio, according to the lawsuit. He was later arrested in July 2017 in New Jersey and denied bail most recently in March.
The suit goes on to state that, “[Tay-K] intentionally and knowingly and recklessly committed criminal homicide or murder by shooting and killing [Mark Anthony Saldavir after he] resisted the attempts against him by [Tay-K] to rob him of his camera equipment.”
Billboard reached out to Tay-K’s lawyer for comment.