Double Murder Suspect to Undergo Competency Test, Court Records Indicate He Admitted to One Shooting

By: Josh Sidorowicz Email
By: Josh Sidorowicz Email

"Through Ricard Taylor's admissions and conversation with me along with witnesses at the scene, that Ricard Taylor did point his Ruger 22-caliber handgun at Jordan Rogers, fired several times into Jordan Rogers' body causing Jordan Rogers to die,"

-- Det. Daniel Brown, East Lansing Police Dept. in testimony for felony warrant hearing
 

East Lansing, Mich. (WILX) According to court records, the man arrested for killing two people last week in East Lansing and Frandor admitted to shooting one of them.

WILX obtained the transcript of the felony warrant from the 54B District Court in East Lansing Tuesday detailing the conversations between the detective and the judge before Ricard Taylor was officially charged last Wednesday.

In the transcript, Detective Dan Brown with the East Lansing police department says through Taylor's admissions and conversations, along with witnesses, Taylor had a conversation with 27-year-old Jordan Rogers at his home on Coolidge Road before pointing a Ruger 22-caliber handgun at him and firing several times.

"Through Ricard Taylor's admissions and conversation with me along with witnesses at the scene, that Ricard Taylor did point his Ruger 22-caliber handgun at Jordan Rogers, fired several times into Jordan Rogers' body causing Jordan Rogers to die," Brown said in his testimony.

Brown also testified that Taylor went home to reload his weapon after shooting 35-year-old Michael Addo while he was working at Rite-Aid before confronting Rogers.

"He went to the address of 1800 1/2 Coolidge, reloaded his handgun, and then went next door to 1802 Coolidge where he made contact with the occupant Jordan Rogers, where he had made conversation with Jordan Rogers," Brown said during testimony.

Taylor was in court Tuesday via video conference call for a pre-trial hearing where both the defense and prosecuting attorney requested Taylor undergo a forensic exam to see if he's competent to stand trial.

The 34-year-old is facing seven counts, including murder, and five firearms-related charges in connection with the deaths of Rogers and Addo. Both men were shot multiple times last Monday just minutes apart from each other.

Taylor was eventually arrested about three hours later in East Lansing after a police stand-off.


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