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Boxing champion Jermaine Taylor arrested after allegedly shooting family member

Jermaine Taylor arrested after allegedly shooting his cousin at his residence in Maumelle, Arkansas.
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Professional middleweight boxer, Jermaine Taylor, was arrested at his Maumelle, Arkansas home on Tuesday evening after allegedly shooting a family member at the residence. The altercation started after Taylor’s cousin, and another man, began arguing with Taylor inside the residence earlier that day. Taylor then allegedly fired several shots at the men, hitting his cousin several times, before they fled the residence in a vehicle.

According to authorities, Taylor’s wife, Erica called 911 around 6 p.m. and reported the shooting. The victim was found about five miles from the home in a store parking lot shortly after the shooting. He is listed in serious condition at a local hospital. The other man involved was not injured.

Lt. Minden, of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, said Taylor was questioned by investigators and then arrested and charged with battery 1st degree and aggravated assault. Taylor is being held at the Pulaski County Detention Center until his first court appearance on Wednesday. Due to the shooting being classified as a domestic violence incident, Taylor will not receive bond until his hearing.

Jermaine Taylor was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and began his boxing career at age 13. He made his professional debut in 2001 when he won his first 25 fights, including bouts with Bernard Hopkins, Kelly Pavlik, Raul Marquez, and William Joppy. Taylor has fought a total of 37 fights with 32 wins, 20 of those wins as KO’s, 4 losses, and 1 draw.

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