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De’Sha S. Taylor, 17, is a suspect in an April 9 shooting that left a man injured and an incident Saturday in which a 13-year-old was shot.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Roanoke police sought to search a house and an apartment in connection with two recent shootings in which a 17-year-old is suspected, according to warrants filed this week in court.
Search warrants filed Monday in Roanoke Circuit Court name De’Sha S. Taylor as the teenage suspect in an April 9 shooting in which a 49-year-old man was injured, as well as a Saturday incident in which a 13-year-old girl was shot.
Taylor was arrested Sunday on charges of malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, stemming from the April shooting in the 400 block of Harrison Avenue Northwest.
He’s also been named by police as a suspect in the weekend shooting of the teen girl in a house in the 600 block of 36th Street Northwest. Police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson said Thursday that he had not been charged in that incident.
According to the court documents, Marcus Robinson of Roanoke was shot with a .40-caliber handgun, while the 13-year-old girl was shot with a .22-caliber handgun.
Johnson said Monday that Taylor had previous relationships with both victims.
Taylor was found Sunday by Roanoke police warrant service officers at a family member’s apartment in the 1500 block of Bluemont Avenue Southwest, the warrants say.
One of the warrants seeks permission to search that apartment “to look for the weapons used in either or both malicious wounding cases as well as personal papers or cell phones that belong to De’Sha.”
Investigators also are seeking to comb the house on 36th Street for “blood, hairs, fibers, fingerprints, DNA, clothing that could have bloodstains” and other items “that may be of forensic value.”
The warrant also seeks “any firearms, bullets, bullet casings, instruments used to maim or disfigure or related materials.”
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