Lafayette Street Apartment Fatal Shooting Victim Identified


From Metro Police January 27, 2023

The man fatally shot shortly after midnight inside an apartment in the J.C. Napier complex on Lafayette Street has been identified through his fingerprints as Xavier Javon Taylor, 22, of Decatur Street.

At 12:12 a.m., police responded to reports of gunshots and persons running from 182 Lafayette Street. Officers found the door partially open and Taylor, wounded, lying on the living room couch. They rendered aid until an ambulance rushed Taylor to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

Detectives are pursuing active leads as they work to identify the persons in the apartment at the time Taylor was shot. At the time of the shooting, Taylor was wearing an ankle monitor and was free on bond in regard to his arrest last May on charges of carjacking and felony cocaine possession. Detectives will look into whether those circumstances had any relation to this morning’s gunfire.

Anyone with information on the fatal shooting of Xavier Taylor is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.



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