Suspect in Chesterfield mall shooting now charged with murder

Suspect in Chesterfield mall shooting now charged with murder
William Ezell Taylor. (Source: Chesterfield County Police Department)

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - The suspect in the deadly shooting in Chesterfield Towne Center’s food court is now charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of murder.

This comes after William Taylor, Jr., 23, of Petersburg, had his original charges of aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm during a felony set aside Thursday morning.

The new charges will be processed in the circuit court.

Police responding to a shooting that occurred in the Chesterfield Towne Center food court.
Police responding to a shooting that occurred in the Chesterfield Towne Center food court. (Source: nbc12)

Police said the incident started around 6:10 p.m. on June 23 with a fight in the food court that escalated to gunfire.

Officials believe it was only a dispute between two people and not an active shooter.

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