Shreveport Man Killed by Police Had Lengthy Criminal Record
The person who was shot and killed by Shreveport Police on Sunday (4/23/23) had a criminal background spanning back to 2007.
Joseph Dewayne Taylor, 33, was shot and killed by Shreveport Police after a traffic stop. The shooting occurred at 9:31 p.m. Taylor was transported to Ochsner LSU Health hospital, where he succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds at 9:57 p.m.
The slaying, Caddo Parish's 24th homicide of the year, is under investigation by the Louisiana State Police.
This is the second death of a civilian by a police officer in Shreveport in 2023. This incident is still under investigation.
Taylor's criminal record goes all the way back to 2007 with an armed robbery landing him in prison. The following is what is available from police and court records regarding the history of Joseph Dewayne Taylor's criminal activity.
Taylor was out on bond at the time of his death at the hands of police officers.
1. In 2007 arrested for armed robbery with a firearm
Plead guilty in 2008 to attempted armed robbery with a 10 year sentence.
2. Aug. 2015 arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
Plead guilty of attempted possession of a firearm by a convicted felon with a 3 year sentence to run concurrent with the sentence (unknown from records reviewed) for domestic abuse battery.
3. Sept. 2015 arrested for domestic abuse battery
Sentence unknown--see para. 2 above.
4. In Sept. 2022 Taylor was charged with 4 counts of possession of controlled dangerous substances, possession of a firearm that had been the subject of theft by a convicted felon, 2 counts of intentionally/negligently treatment of a child under the age of 17
Taylor was out on bond on these charges at the time of his death.