Friday, March 18, 2016

UPDATE: Suspect sought for March 16 murder on E. 38th Street

Posted By on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 4:39 PM

click to enlarge Priester is being sought
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Police have obtained arrest warrants for Vernon Priester, 19, for the March 16 shooting that claimed the life of Aahkil Heyward, 22, and injured two others.

"Detectives continue to investigate the incident and have one charge of murder and two charges of aggravated assault pending against Priester, who suffered serious injuries at the hands of his victims. He remains in stable condition at Memorial University Medical Center and will be transported to the Chatham County Detention Center upon his release from the hospital and pending arrest," police say.

"Officers responded to a ShotSpotter call in the area March 16 and found Heyward deceased outside the residence. The victim’s father, Lewis Heyward, 57, and Tracy Taylor, 53, sustained non-life threatening injuries as they attempted to subdue the shooter. Heyward and Taylor were treated and released at Memorial University Medical Center."
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