Arrest affidavits reveal drugs may have been the cause in the shooting at Tealwood Apartments

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UPDATE: Arrest affidavits are revealing drugs may have been the motive behind last month’s shooting at the Tealwood Place Apartments.

On May 16, officers said Khiry Taylor, 20, allegedly shot Keith Singleton, 21, after Singleton stole marijuana from him.

According to an arrest affidavit, Taylor gave a bag of marijuana to Singleton and Singleton said he needed to go to the Walmart on Greenbriar to get money. 

It says Meridith Lopez, Taylor’s girlfriend, drove them to the Walmart and after Singleton went inside, she says they never saw him come out.

According to the affidavit, Taylor and Lopez then went back towards the Highpoint Village Apartments to find Singleton. 

The affidavit reads, that while there, Lopez told Taylor she saw Singleton fleeing, so she and Taylor then went to the Tealwood Apartments. Taylor then got out of the vehicle and Lopez drove back to the Walmart and waited. 

Police say the victim’s sister told authorities she got a call from Lopez saying Taylor and her brother were in a disturbance, and that Taylor told her she heard shots and hung up.

Shortly after, police said Lopez returned to pick up Taylor who now had a bag filled with marijuana. 

Later that day, police say they executed a search warrant at a home on Ireland Street off Windthorst Road, where Lopez lives with Taylor. 

While inside, officers found 309 grams of marijuana inside a backpack and a small plastic bag. 

Both Lopez and Taylor are facing aggravated robbery and possession charges. 

Their bonds both total more than $1-million each. 

The day of the shooting Singleton was considered to be in grave condition at United Regional. 
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Officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 5300 block of Professional Drive at Tealwood Apartments in reference to a shots fired called On Thursday, May 16, about 3 p.m.

Upon arrival officers located a 21-year-old male that had been shot multiple times. 

The suspect had fled the scene prior to officers arrival and was described by witnesses as a black male in his early 20s, 5 foot 6 inches, long hair on top and short on the side, wearing a red shirt and dark color shorts and carrying a blue bag. 

The victim was transported to the hospital by AMR. WFPD Detectives arrived on scene and began their investigation.

About 4:40 p.m. as WFPD Officers were continuing their investigation into the shooting they made a traffic stop on a red Nissan Altima in the 1900 block of Old Windthorst Road. 

As officers approached the vehicle, which was occupied by three individuals, they said they smelled marijuana. A search of the vehicle revealed over an ounce of marijuana which 20-year-old Khiry Taylor advised was his. He was arrested for possession of marijuana and transported to the Wichita County Jail.

After further investigation into the shooting WFPD Detectives were able to develop sufficient probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant on Taylor for aggravated robbery. 

The warrant was served on Taylor at the Wichita County jail.

Taylor has more than $1 million in bonds.

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