Update: Arrest Made in Moultrie Shooting from Last Weekend

Moultrie, GA (November 15, 2019) – On Thursday, November 13, 2019, at approximately 5:10 pm, Jared Tavaris Taylor, aka, “JT,” age 19, was arrested at his residence located at 209 3rd Street, NW in Moultrie, GA. Taylor was arrested on warrants stemming from a shooting that took place in the 1000 block of 7th Street, NW on November 9, 2019. The warrants charge Taylor with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. 

A search warrant was also executed at Taylor’s residence after his arrest for evidence related to this investigation. During the search warrant, multiple weapons and ammunition were located and seized. Some of the weapons seized were determined to be stolen. Further investigation is being done to track the other guns that were recovered. The GBI, Moultrie Police Department and Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office all worked together to make the arrest and execute the subsequent search warrant. Taylor was also booked on an outstanding Probation Warrant on previous unrelated charges to the current case.

These cases are active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the GBI at 229-225-4090, Moultrie Police at 229-985-3131, or Colquitt 911.


Moultrie Shooting and Moultrie Homicide

Moultrie, GA (November 10, 2019) – On Saturday, November 9, 2019, at approximately 3:50 pm, the GBI was requested to assist with the shooting of a male that took place in the 1000 Block of 7th Street, NW. A male who had been shot was found by witnesses in a yard. He was attended to by EMS and later life flighted to an out of county trauma center where he remains at last report.

Agents and Moultrie Police conducted several searches throughout the night, processed several scenes related to the event and interviewed multiple witnesses. No arrests have been made at this time.

At approximately 9:00 pm, Agents and Moultrie Police were still out working the previous shooting investigation from earlier in the afternoon, when a 911 call came in about another shooting in the 800 block of 12th Avenue, SE. Police, Agents, and Deputies arrived to find a female who had been shot. The injuries sustained proved to be fatal, and she passed away a short time later at a local hospital. Additional Agents and GBI Crime Scene Personnel also responded to assist with the second shooting.

The second shooting of the female appeared to be a, “drive-by” shooting where multiple rounds were fired at the victim and others present at a residence. Agents conducted an extensive crime scene examination which involved approximately half of a city block. During the crime scene search, multiple shell casings and projectiles were recovered from houses and vehicles that were struck by gunfire.

Agents and Moultrie Police were also assisted by Colquitt County Deputies and Moultrie Fire Department personnel at the scene.

The two shootings are being reviewed to see if there are any connections that link the two cases. An autopsy is pending on the female victim at the GBI Crime Lab.

These cases are active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the GBI at 229-225-4090, Moultrie Police at 229-985-3131, or Colquitt 911.


Special Agent in Charge Jamy Steinberg