SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Texas rapper Tay-K 47 by a mother of a San Antonio photographer in connection to a shooting that happened in April 2017 outside a North Side restaurant.
Taymor Travon Mclntyre, an Arlington-based rapper, it is his real name, is accused of fatally shooting Mark Anthony Saldivar after robbing him of his camera equipment.
According to online records, Lucia “Lucy” Saldavir filed the suit against McIntyre Thursday in the 131st Judicial District Court.
The 8-page suit comes more than a year after Saldivar, 23, was found dead in a Chick-fil-A parking lot on April 23, 2017.
At the time of Saldivar’s murder, McIntyre was 16 years old. According to the suit, Saldivar was in a vehicle with McIntyre and two other people. Saldivar was robbed of his “expensive camera equipment,” according to the suit, and was forced out of the vehicle.
The suit states that Saldivar then “jumped onto the hood” to stop the trio before the vehicle pulled into the Chick-fil-A parking lot, located at the intersection of Loop 410 and North McCullough Avenue on the city’s north side.
That’s when McIntyre is accused of pulling out a handgun to shoot and kill Saldivar near the restaurant’s drive-thru lane.
Saldivar’s mother said McIntyre “intentionally and knowingly and recklessly committed criminal homicide or murder by shooting and killing” her son after he “resisted the attempts against him by (McIntyre) to rob him of his camera equipment.”
After the slaying, McIntyre fled the scene, leaving Saldivar to “die in the street” before abandoning the vehicle at a restaurant in the 7200 block of San Pedro Avenue, according to the suit.
The suit further states that McIntyre fled San Antonio and remained at-large for months until he was later arrested in New Jersey.
According to online records, McIntyre is being held in the Tarrant County Jail on a 2016 capital murder charge in Mansfield, Texas, and an aggravated robbery charge in Arlington.
The attorney representing Saldivar’s mother said that she is seeking more than $1 million.