Michael Jerome Taylor

On December 26th, 2018 Michael Jerome Taylor was killed by police at.
Incident ID 40103
Original Source(s) FatalEncounters.org
Date Created Jan 7th, 2019
Date Updated Jan 7th, 2019
Age 17
Gender Male
Race African-American/Black
Incident Location
Address 101 E Memorial Blvd
City Lakeland
State FL
County Polk
Incident Details
Date December 26th, 2018
Victim Armed? -
Weapon -
Cause of Death Gunshot
Name -
Agency -
Officers responded at 2:21 a.m. to a call from an employee at Salem’s about a large crowd gathered in the parking lot, police said. Officers attempted to clear the parking lot when Officer Raj Patel noticed a black Chevrolet Camaro that fit the description of a vehicle stolen from Winter Haven. As multiple officers approached the vehicle, the driver, Michael Jerome Taylor, allegedly attempted to flee. Officer Markais Neal and two other officers shot and killed Taylor as he reportedly accelerated through the parking lot, striking several vehicles and a utility pole.

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