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Arrest Made in Moultrie Shooting Homicides

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MOULTRIE, Ga. – On Saturday, November 9, 2019, at approximately 3:50 p.m., the GBI was requested to assist with the shooting death of a man that took place in the 1000 Block of 7th Street, NW, who was found by witnesses in a yard.

He was attended to by EMS and later life-flighted to an out-of-county trauma center where he remains at last report.

Agents and Moultrie Police conducted several searches throughout the night and were still processing several scenes related to the event and interviewed multiple witnesses.

At approximately 9:00 p.m., agents and Moultrie Police were still out working the previous shooting investigation from earlier in the afternoon, when a 911 call came in about another shooting in the 800 block of 12th Avenue, SE. Police, Agents, and deputies arrived to find a female who had been shot. The injuries sustained proved to be fatal, and she passed away a short time later at a local hospital.

The second shooting of the female appeared to be a “drive-by” shooting where multiple rounds were fired at the victim and others present at a residence. Agents conducted an extensive crime scene examination which involved approximately half of a city block. During the crime scene search, multiple shell casings and projectiles were recovered from houses and vehicles that were struck by gunfire.

Additional Agents and GBI Crime Scene Personnel also responded to assist with the second shooting.

The two shootings were reviewed to see if there were any connections that link the two cases. An autopsy is pending on the female victim at the GBI Crime Lab.

No arrests were made until Thursday, November 13, at approximately 5:10 p.m., when Jared Tavaris Taylor, aka, “JT,” age 19, was taken into custody at his residence located at 209 3rd Street, NW in Moultrie, GA.

Taylor was arrested on warrants stemming from the Nov. 9 shooting. The warrants charged Taylor with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. 

A search warrant was also executed at Taylor’s residence after his arrest for evidence related to this investigation. During the search warrant, multiple weapons and ammunition were located and seized. Some of the weapons seized were determined to be stolen. Further investigation is being done to track the other guns that were recovered. The GBI, Moultrie Police Department and Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office all worked together to make the arrest and execute the subsequent search warrant. Taylor was also booked on an outstanding Probation Warrant on previous unrelated charges to the current case.

Agents and Moultrie Police were also assisted by Colquitt County Deputies and Moultrie Fire Department personnel at the scene.

These cases are active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the GBI at 229-225-4090, Moultrie Police at 229-985-3131, or Colquitt 911.