Tayvon Martin murder bust after triple shooting: "Bitch, you're gonna get yours"
Last June, we told you about a triple shooting at 1235 Albion that injured two people and killed one man, Gabriel Scott. Early on, Tayvon Martin, 21, was the prime suspect, but shortly after the shooting, he fled the state.
Then, earlier this month, cops learned Martin was back -- and he's now been captured and charged with first-degree murder for a brutal crime described in an arrest affidavit that's only recently been unsealed. It's included below, along with photos and details.
At around 9:50 p.m. on June 22, according to the document, Denver police responded to the 1200 block of Albion Street on a report of shots fired.
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Officers soon discovered three victims: Darian Scott, Gabriel's brother, who'd been shot in the leg; Mikeysha Taylor, hit in the arm; and Gabriel himself, gravely wounded after taking a bullet to the head.
The three were rushed to a nearby hospital. But while Darian and Mikeysha survived their injuries, Gabriel succumbed.
There were witnesses aplenty to what went down: The affidavit notes that around fifteen people were quizzed in the wake of the shooting.
Several mentioned a black male who'd split behind the wheel of a silver or gray truck, with a couple revealing that the wounded Mikeysha had said the person who'd pulled the trigger was named either "Tay" or "T."
Days later, investigators finally got the chance to sit down with Mikeysha.
On the evening of the 22nd, she said she was hanging out in her Albion Street pad with her boyfriend, Gabriel, when the phone rang.
The caller was Jennifer Martin, Tayvon's sister, with whom Mikeysha had "some problems," the report says.
Seconds later, Tayvon came on the line, and Mikeysha quoted him as saying, "Bitch, you're gonna get yours."
Moments later, the phone rang again, and this time, the caller was Darian, Gabriel's brother.
Darian asked Gabriel and Mikeysha to come outside, and when they complied, they were surprised to see that he was with Tayvon.
Continue for more about the murder arrest of Tayvon Martin, including additional photos and the complete arrest affidavit.
Mikeysha told the police officers that Gabriel didn't know Tayvon -- but that didn't save him from what happened next.
Gabriel is said to have asked his brother, Darian, who "Baby B.O." was. The narrative doesn't explain the import of this question, but it appears to have set off Tayvon, who allegedly announced, "That's me" before pulling out a silver revolver and shooting Gabriel in the back of the head.
He wasn't done. Mikeysha said he quickly turned the gun to Darian, the person who'd come with him to the home, and plugged him in the leg. The revolver then swiveled to Mikeysha, who was shot in the arm.
At that point, Tayvon ran off before presumably hopping into a truck Mikeysha had seen parked in a nearby alley, with its lights on and the engine running.
Unsurprisingly, Mikeysha had no problem picking Tayvon out of a photo lineup. But while the affidavit argued for his arrest on a charge of first-degree murder, he managed to elude authorities for the remainder of 2013 and well into the new year.
His run ended earlier this month. The Denver District Attorney's Office reveals that after learning of Tayvon's return to the metro area, detectives arrested him on February 3. DA Mitch Morrissey approved three charges: first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Tayvon is slated to appear in Denver District Court at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, February 12, for his formal advisement.
Below, find a larger version of the Tayvon Martin mug shot at the top of this post, followed by the aforementioned arrest affidavit.
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More from our Mile High Murder archive circa July 2013: "22 Denver homicides in first half of 2013: See where they happened."
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