Thursday, March 13, 2014

Involuntary Manslaughter

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 4:44 P.M. officers of the Warner Robins Police Department responded to 210 Southland Station Drive in reference to a male with a gunshot wound.

Upon arrival officers found a 19 year old male with a gunshot wound to the head.  He was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced deceased by medical personnel.

This incident is still an active investigation.  No suspects are being sought at this time.

More details will be released as they become available.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Warner Robins Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 478-302-5380.

UPDATE – March 14, 2014

Further investigation by the Warner Robins Police Department Criminal Investigations Division revealed that the victim, Aaron Taylor (19 years old, Elko), was struck by a bullet from a gun that was in the possession of Marcus Dewayne Sallette (19 years old, Warner Robins) inside of the apartment. 

Sallette was arrested and charged with Reckless Conduct and Involuntary Manslaughter in connection with this incident. 

Detectives have determined the shooting was unintentional.  The case will now be turned over to the Houston County District Attorney’s Office for further review. 

Marcus Dewayne Sallette