Michael Lee Taylor (3779)

6/14/2007: Taylor was wanted for questioning in a murder case. Police found his car at his grandmother's house and approached carefully, only to hear gunshots behind them. It was Taylor arriving and firing on officers. He was killed with a single shot from an AR-15. After the shooting a crowd of his relatives converged on the police who had to defend themselves with pepper spray and batons in a small "war, like for 30 minutes" according to a witness. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/sfl-cbsoshoot16jun16-story.html

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