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A 17-year-old arrested on charges stemming from another shooting has been named a suspect.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The 13-year-old girl wounded in a May 4 shooting was shot in the stomach, according to a warrant filed in Roanoke Circuit Court.
A 17-year-old, identified in court records as De’Sha S. Taylor, is a suspect in the shooting that injured the girl in the 600 block of 36th Street Northwest.
The warrant said the girl was attending a party with Taylor the night she was shot. After being shot in the stomach with a .22-caliber handgun, court documents said, she was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. The warrant said her name is being withheld “due to fear of reprisal.”
The warrant said Taylor fled before police arrived but was identified as the person who shot the girl.
Police arrested Taylor on Sunday at an apartment in the 1500 block of Bluemont Avenue Southwest on charges related to a separate shooting on April 9 that wounded Marcus Robinson, 49, of Roanoke. Taylor has not been charged in the shooting of the girl.
Police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson said this week that the suspect had prior relationships with both victims.
Investigators are searching the apartment where Taylor was arrested for evidence related to the shootings, according to court documents. They found shell casings near the house where the girl was shot, and a bullet hole was found inside the residence.
An adult responsible for the residence was found intoxicated and unable to assist in the investigation, the warrant said.
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