Shooting Defendant’s Request For Release Denied 

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On February 6, Superior Court Judge Heidi Pasichow denied a motion for release of a non-fatal shooting defendant.

Tyequan Taylor, 27, is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, and carrying a pistol without a license outside of a home or business for his alleged involvement in an incident on August 22, 2023, on the 500 block of Taylor Street, NW. No injuries were reported. 

According to MPD documents, Taylor allegedly assaulted three victims attending a social event after they confronted him. Taylor then walked towards the front of the residence and allegedly shot a firearm, before fleeing the location in a vehicle, which belonged to another victim.

Taylor’s defense attorney, John Machado, requested his client’s release so that he could reside with his girlfriend and her mother until his next court appearance. 

Judge Pasichow stated that due to the serious nature of his charges, and his history of firearm-related offenses, it would be dangerous and wouldn’t “bode well” for her to grant him release.

The defense and prosecution both requested for a continuance in the case so they can continue to negotiate a plea offer. 

Parties are slated to return on February 22. 

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