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Suspect in Chesterfield Towne Center shooting indicted on murder charge

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 17:57:08-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- The man accused of fatally shooting another man inside Chesterfield Towne Center is now facing a second-degree murder charge.

William Ezell Taylor Jr. has been indicted on charges for second degree murder and use of firearm in commission of a felony.

Lesser charges including aggravated malicious wounding were dropped during a court appearance Thursday morning.

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William Ezell Taylor Jr

The shooting took place June 23 in the mall’s food court.

Video from the shooting showed a fight between two men leading up to the shooting.

The men were arguing over a face mask, multiple Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett. The exact nature of the argument was not disclosed.

The victim, Kimani O. Donovan, 22, died on July 5 at the hospital.

Taylor, 23, is still being held in jail without bond. He is schedule to appear in court Friday.