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18-year-old woman caught in crossfire of shootout in West Baltimore

“She wanted to help people that’s what she liked to do," brother of Taylor Davis says
Posted at 11:25 PM, Mar 12, 2019

BALTIMORE — 18-year-old Taylor Davis dreamed of working in the medical field and her brother Tevin said she had an infectious personality.

Sadly, her dreams ended Monday night when she was caught in the middle of a gunfight and shot in the head near her home in West Baltimore.

Tevin Davis is still hoping that his sister will call him, she always knew how to cheer him up.

“Taylor was like a good spirit, if you were angry Taylor was the type of person that would make you happy,” Tevin said. “She didn’t like to be sad. We went through enough sad times with us losing our mother. Our way of coping with that was trying to stay happy as we can at all times.”

Tevin said Taylor was shot while walking to the store outside her home on Appleton Street.

She wanted to help save lives— about to head to school to become an EMT.

“She was supposed to start school for Phlebotomy and different other things for the medical field,” Tevin said. “She had big dreams, it’s sad she didn’t get to see them through and you know really get to see the world.”

Tevin is no stranger to the violence that plagues the city. He was shot in the neck when he was ten years old.

A boy who lost his mother to cancer, was shot before becoming a teenager, and now has to bury his younger sister.

“At one point in time there was no such thing as women and kids getting hurt or put on news channels for being murdered. Now it’s just like that’s an everyday thing. Women, kids, grandmothers, grandfathers. It’s Baltimore city now so you get immune to it.”

The cries of pain ringing out through these streets turning to silence.

Police asking for anyone that knows anything to speak up for Taylor.

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby also released a statement on the passing of Taylor Davis. She says Taylor and another recent homicide victim were participants in the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (BCSAO) Crime Control & Prevention Programs.

I am deeply saddened by the untimely deaths of both Mr. Therone L. Jones and Ms. Taylor Davis and extend my deepest sympathies to their loved ones. Therone and Taylor were both extended members of the BCSAO family, whereas both were inaugural participants in our Crime Control and Prevention programs, Aim to B’More and Project17 respectively. It was apparent from my interactions with both of these young people that their futures were bright and full of promise, but unfortunately Taylor and Therone will no longer be able to share that light with their family, their community, and our City. Their deaths cannot be in vein and we must continue to fight for our young people and tackle the senseless violence that claims so many precious lives in Baltimore. We will continue to support the loved ones of Therone and Taylor as they try to seek some measure of solace during this extremely trying time.

Two men were also shot, a 20-year-old and a 25-year-old.They were brought to the hospital— we're working to figure out their conditions.

Anyone with information that wants to remain anonymous can call metro crime stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.

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