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Warrant issued in connection with murder of high school student

Published: Apr. 28, 2021 at 4:46 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A warrant has been issued in connection with the murder of a high school student.

Charleston Police held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say they have issued a murder warrant for Dekotis Thomas, 19, of South Charleston.

Kelvin “KJ” Taylor, 18, was shot and killed on the corner of Central Avenue and Glenwood Avenue on April 7. Taylor was a senior at Capital High School, set to graduate next month.

WSAZ has learned that Dekotis Thomas was arrested on October 3, 2019 for the possession of firearm. No other details about the arrest or the status of the charge was available at the time.

Charleston Police Chief Tyke Hunt says the shooting happened Wednesday around 8:15 p.m. in the...
Charleston Police Chief Tyke Hunt says the shooting happened Wednesday around 8:15 p.m. in the 800 block of Central Avenue.

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This is a developing story.

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