Posted: Jun 14, 2013 12:28 PM by Nikai Salcido
Updated: Jun 14, 2013 4:06 PM
Editor's note: The following is a release from the U.S. Marshals Service:
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marshals Service announced the addition of a suspected attempted murderer and violent gang member of Phoenix to their 15 Most Wanted fugitive list.
Cameron Leezell Taylor, a documented member of a Phoenix-based criminal street gang, is wanted in Arizona by the Phoenix Police Department on four counts of attempted murder, four counts of aggravated assault, endangerment, assisting a criminal street gang and a drive-by shooting.
Taylor is also wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service District of Arizona for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
On March 23, 2009, Taylor, along with two other gang members, allegedly drove through a south Phoenix neighborhood in an attempt to locate and murder rival gang members including a pregnant female.
Later that day, the group located a vehicle containing the targeted gang members
However, there was another vehicle between them, driven by Gilbert Leon.
Taylor, and two other gang members, allegedly opened fire at the target vehicle, striking it numerous times.
In the process, Leon was struck by a stray bullet and instantly died.
One of the targeted individuals was struck in the back and a stray bullet struck another passing vehicle.
At the time of the shooting, Leon was returning home from visiting his parents and spending time with his nephew.
The two other gang members involved in the shooting have since been arrested and convicted for the crime.
A reward of up to $25,000 is offered for information leading directly to Taylor's arrest.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102.
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