Two 16-year-olds killed a 17-year-old both suspects have been charged with first-degree murder, along with other felonies.
Two 16-year-olds killed a 17-year-old in a park during an ambush
PCSO homicide detectives have arrested two 16-year-old suspects in the murder of 17-year-old Taigur Taguri.
According to interviews with witnesses, suspects and others, and evidence collected so far in the investigation, at around 9:40 p.m. on Monday, June 7, 2021.
Taguri drove to Gordon Heights Park, near Bartow, with the intention of selling marijuana to a person, with whom he was communicating on social media. He was accompanied by a woman.
When Taguri arrived at the park, he stopped his van. Several unknown black suspects approached the truck. One of the suspects opened the driver’s door and another opened the passenger door.
During this time, Taguri was heard saying “no” and “no”. Both suspects fired several shots at Taguri. The passenger was not injured.
After being shot, Taguri accelerated and the van crashed into a fence and then came to rest against some playground equipment.
Detectives responded to the residence and interviewed Berrien. Detectives also found Margus Johnson, 16, hiding in the house.
The suspects fled in an unknown direction. The passenger called 911 and another witness in the area called 911. When first responders arrived on the scene, Taguri was deceased.
During a search, detectives found a loaded Glock 9mm pistol in Berrien’s room.
FDLE confirmed that the shell casings found at the scene matched the pistol and ammunition sent for analysis.