Detroit Man Charged in Shooting of Three-Year-Old

Exel Taylor, 24, (DOB: 11/22/1993), of Detroit, has been charged by Prosecutor Kym Worthy in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a three-year-old girl. On April 7, 2018 at 2:46 p.m. inside a gas station located in the 15900 block of Livernois, it is alleged that Taylor got into an argument with a 28-year-old Detroit man. They went outside and the argument became physical. It is further alleged that Taylor went to a car, retrieved a weapon, and began shooting at the man. Taylor's shot struck a three-year-old child in a car driven by her mother, who called 911. After the shooting, Taylor fled on foot and was arrested by the Detroit Police Department later the same day. The child was transported to a local hospital where she is being treated for gunshot wound to the head.

Taylor is charged with three counts of Assault with Intent to Commit Murder, Carrying a Concealed Weapon - Motor Vehicle, Carrying a Weapon with Unlawful Intent, and four counts of Felony Firearm.*

Taylor was arraigned on the warrant yesterday afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Bari Blake Wood. The probable cause conference is scheduled for April 17, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for April 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Kenneth King in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $500,000 cash/surety bond.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.