Richmond County authorities captured 15-year-old Jaquavious Taylor on Wednesday afternoon after a several weeks of searching for the young murder suspect.
Taylor was being sought in the Feb. 7 killing of 17-year-old DeAngelo Burns. The suspect was captured on the 500 Block of Richmond Hill Road West, according to a press release.
Burns, of Smith Drive, was shot on the 3000 block of Abelia Drive, and he was driven to Circle K on 2822 Peach Orchard Road. He was pronounced dead at 9:50 p.m. Feb. 7, Coroner Mark Bowen said. Sources say Burns’ killing may have been a set-up, possibly a dispute over a gun.
A sheriff’s report says Burns was found by deputies at the Circle K inside the passenger seat of a gray 2020 Kia Optima. A second victim, 22-year-old Keisha Bake, was inside of the vehicle with Burns. She was not injured, but deputies discovered that the brand-new Kia was struck at least one time by a projectile, the report says.
Taylor has warrants on file with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for murder. Taylor is to be considered armed and dangerous, authorities said, so use caution if approached.
A new mugshot was not immediately available.