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Shaquille Taylor's Criminal History

Shaquille Taylor Mugshot, Nashville Metro Police Department

The man charged with shooting freshman Jillian Ludwig has a history of crime in Davidson County. At the time of the shooting on Monday, a warrant was issued for Shaquille Taylor, 29, for his arrest after he failed to appear in court last Friday on felony charges of auto theft. On Tuesday, he was arrested for the shooting of Ludwig. He was charged with aggravated assault and tampering with evidence. He admitted to firing shots and said he gave the gun to another person during an interview with detectives, according to a police statement. The shooting occurred in the middle of the day at a park less than a mile from campus. Ludwig was walking on the park’s track when shots were fired. Taylor has a history of crime in Davidson County going back to 2016. According to police and court records, the charges include:

  • Last Friday, an warrant was issued for Taylor’s arrest after he failed to appear in court for auto-theft charges stemming from September. He was out on bail, on a $20,000 bond.

  • Three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in December 2021. All charges were dropped in May as he was deemed “incompetent to stand trial.”

  • A conviction for one account of contributing to the delinquency of a minor in March 2018. He served one year and two months on probation.

  • An assault conviction in June 2016. He served 11 months and 29 days in jail.

Taylor is now in custody with his bond set at $280,000. Ludwig is still in critical condition.

More updates will be made to the article when made available.


This article was written by Seth Thorpe

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Kenn Dunn
Kenn Dunn
Nov 11, 2023

Whoever let him loose is an accessory to murder, and should be charged.

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