Tuesday, January 26, 2010
UPDATED: 2 Suspects Arrested in Teen's Death
UPDATED WITH NEW MUGSHOTS.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people in connection with the overnight shooting death of 16 year old Brandon Desean Taylor at his home, 3411 Monte Carlo Drive.
Darian Deandre Postell, 19, of Thames Place in Hephzibah (top photo), and Brandon Ira Le’Keith Helm, 18, of Warwick Place in Hephzibah, (bottom photo) have been charged with one count each of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Both men are currently being held at the Richmond County Jail without bond.
Sheriff's Lt. Scott Peebles released this statement:
"The incident is believed to have been sparked from an altercation on Monday evening, in which, Helm and another man were shot at while walking through Pepperidge Subdivision. No one was hit, but it is believed that Helm, also identified as the shooter, was retaliating against Taylor, who he believed was one of several individuals responsible for that incident. Postell is believed to have accompanied Helm to the incident location and then disposed of the weapon afterward.
It is believed that the murder weapon has been recovered. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible. The Richmond County Board of Education Police assisted in this case, and were instrumental in its resolution."