Jury Convicts 22 yr old of Murder Related to 2016 Shooting in Flint

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FLINT, MI – A jury has convicted Montario Marquise Taylor of first degree premeditated murder in the 2016 shooting death of Flint resident Montel Wright.

MONTARIO MARQUISE TAYLOR

According to testimony at trial and police reports, three eyewitnesses saw Taylor, 22-years-old, of Flint, walking into the Bundy Avenue home of Wright, 46-years-old, on October 24, 2016. The witnesses immediately heard shots fired inside the home and the witnesses scattered.

One of the witness hid behind a tree and saw Taylor exit the home with a gun in his hand and apparently trying to get it unjammed. That witness then saw Taylor go back inside the home and heard more shots fired. When police arrived on the scene, Wright was found shot to death with multiple gunshot wounds.

“I am very proud of my staff and the police for their hard work and dedication in seeing this case through to a just resolution,” said Prosecutor Leyton. “We must continue to do all we can to reduce violence in our community and see that justice is served and perpetrators are held accountable,” he said.

Taylor, who was also convicted of felony firearm in the incident, faces life in prison without parole when he is sentenced on February 11th.

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