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Taylor Man Charged in Domestic Violence/Barricaded Gunman Incident

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Avion Sanders, 21, (DOB: 05/05/1999), of Taylor, in connection with the physical assault of the 21-year-old female victim. The victim and the defendant have an infant daughter in common.

On October 21, 2020, at approximately 1:48 a.m., Taylor police officers were dispatched to the area of 15600 Court Village in response to a shots fired call. Upon arrival, the officers spoke with the victim. It is alleged that an argument between the defendant and the victim escalated into a physical altercation. It is also alleged that, after the defendant and victim tumbled down the stairs, the defendant pushed the victim hard toward the front door of the residence. She unlocked the door and, as she ran down the street, it is further alleged the defendant pulled a weapon and fired six to seven shots at her before barricading himself in the residence with their daughter. Police spoke with the defendant who eventually surrendered without incident.

Sanders has been charged with Assault With Intent to Murder, Receiving and Concealing a Stolen Firearm, Felonious Assault, Resisting and Obstructing Police Officer, four counts of Felony Firearm, Child Abuse - Fourth Degree and Domestic Violence.* He was arraigned on October 23, 2020 in 23rd District Court. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for November 2, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. before 23rd District Court Judge Geno Salomone in Taylor. The defendant received a $200,000 cash bond. Please contact the Taylor Police Department for a photograph of the defendant after the arraignment.

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